Comptroller General Appointments to the Citizens' Health Care Working Group

The Comptroller General of the United States will appoint 14 individuals, including a Chairperson, to serve as members of the Citizensí Health Care Working Group as required by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) (Pub. L. 108-173). The Secretary of Health and Human Services also serves as a member of the Working Group and is required by the MMA to establish the Working Group. This group will lead a nationwide public debate on ways to improve the health care system to provide every American with the ability to obtain quality and affordable health care coverage. The Working Group will make recommendations to the President and the Congress.

The application period closed after midnight E.S.T. on January 14, 2005.  You are no longer able to access or submit your online application through this site.

The Comptroller General expects to appoint Working Group members in late February 2005, and a notice of appointees will be posted to the GAO Web site.  Please return to this site in late-February to view the notice.

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