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Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General

December 15, 2014
by MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN and LOUISE RADNOFSKY
Wall Street Journal

Neither he nor Doctors for America have indicated whether he would take a more active role in promoting the federal health law as surgeon general. He confirmed in his ethics disclosures that he wouldn’t work with the group, or the left-leaning Center for American Progress that funds it, for a year.

“He does represent a new generation of clinicians and a new generation engaged in technology, a new generation of thinking about what public health ought to be,” said Jeff Levi, head of the Trust for America’s Health advocacy group who also chairs the advisory group of which Dr. Murthy is a member. “I think he’ll be strategic in how he uses the office.”

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