Originally Published MDDI January 2005
HHS secretary Tommy Thompson announced in early December that he will resign from his post on February 4, 2005, or when a successor is confirmed.
Likely successors include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Mark McClellan, MD, who previously led FDA, and HHS deputy secretary Claude Allen.
Thompson, a former four-term Wisconsin governor with more than three decades of public service, is the eighth Bush cabinet member to resign from the 15-member cabinet since the president won reelection.
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