The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced this week that former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and former Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson is joining the think tank as a Senior Fellow.
According to a BPC press release, he will join BPC's Health Project with former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and
Bill Frist, former Senator Pete V. Domenici, and former CBO and OMB
Director Dr. Alice Rivlin.
In that same press release, BPC says that its Health Project issued a report
in April on health care cost containment, and Gov. Thompson will work
closely with the co-chairs and report authors to implement its
Gov. Thompson, a Republican, was briefly a candidate for the US presidential election in 2008, withdrawing from the race before the primaries.
BPC, which formally launched in 2007, was founded by four former Senate
Majority Leaders: Howard Baker (R-TN), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Bob Dole
(R-KS), and George Mitchell (D-ME).