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Former German Health Minister To Be Advisor On "Obamacare"

posted 2 Feb 2014, 08:07 by Mpelembe   [ updated 2 Feb 2014, 08:08 ]

Former German health minister Daniel Bahr moves to the U.S. in order to advise on "Obamacare"

BERLIN, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 2, 2014) (REUTERS) - The German former health minister Daniel Bahr is expected to advise the US government on its controversial health care reform.

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"As of the middle of February I will work for several month as a Senior Fellow at Think Tank "Center for American Progress" in Washington D.C.," Bahr wrote on his Facebook page. "In addition I will hold lectures about health care at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor."

The health care reform is the prestige project of U.S. president Barack Obama. Immediately after its launch the reform caused negative headlines because the governmental website which was intended to inform about health care insurances did not work properly.

Bahr was squeezed out from his post after his party Free Democrats (FDP) failed to make it into the German parliament and therefore ceased to be the junior coalition partner for Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU).

Additionally to his busy life in Washington, Bahr announced another challenge: he plans to run the Boston Marathon, according to his Facebook page.