With President Obama's plans for health care reform now a law and not just a concept, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform is leaving her position at the White House.
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the President, and leaving this great team is bittersweet," said Douglass, the former Capitol Hill correspondent for ABC News, in a statement.
Douglass continued, saying that "after nearly 2 years of work that has been exhilarating and grueling in equal measure, I am going to step off the treadmill for awhile and rediscover the experience of dining with my husband on a regular basis. It has been a privilege to be part of the health care team, and I will be cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect."
In a statement, White House communications diretor Dan Pfeiffer praised Douglass.
“Linda has been and will continue to be a valued advisor to this President and this White House," Pfeiffer said. "She was instrumental in the passage of historic health reform. We’ll miss her hard work and the cheer she brought to the effort.”