President Makes Final Appointments

The White House announced President Obama’s appointments to the Commission on Long Term Care.  These final three appointments complete the Commission which will have six months to make recommendations regarding long term services and supports.  President Obama’s appointments to the Commission are:

  • Henry Claypool – Executive Vice President of the American Association of People with Disabilities.  He recently served as Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he also advised the Secretary on disability policy.
  • Julian Harris – Director of the Office of Medicaid in Massachusetts, a position he has held since July 2011.  He oversees the state’s $11 billion Medicaid program that provides comprehensive health insurance for children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
  • Carol Raphael – Vice Chair of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Board of Directors, a position she has held since May 2012.  From 1989 to 2011, she was Chief Executive Officer and President of Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

The other appointments, three each by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, were previously announced and reported in Capitol Insider.  The President’s appointees bring the total to 15 members as envisioned by the law.

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