The Senate has confirmed Dr. Regina Benjamin as our new Surgeon General.
Highly qualified, and much needed, Dr. Benjamin has been kept waiting while politics held up what should have been a quick confirmation. With a flu crisis ongoing, and much work to be done to improve the health of our nation, Dr. Benjamin will be one of our more active and visible public leaders. Good luck to you Doctor, we’re glad you’re on board.
UPDATE: Doctor Nancy puts the role of the Surgeon General in perspective.
AND MORE: Keeping a qualified doctor from serving the American people in a time of crisis was a strategy on behalf of a big insurer. Shocking.