The Trump transition team added two people to its U.S.Department of Health and Human Services landing team.

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One is Andrew Bremberg of Right Policy LLC of Alexandria,Virginia.

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The other is Paula Stannard, a project attorney inthe Washington office of Alston & Bird LLP.

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Bremberg held several positions in the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services from 2001 through 2009, under President GeorgeW. Bush. At one point, he was chief of staff for the HHS Office ofPublic Health and Science.

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From March 2014 through March 2015, he was a health policyadvisor for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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But he does not seem to have been out front writing and talkingabout health policy issues in his own name. A quick search of theweb and YouTube does not turn up any Bremberg health policy papersor health policy speeches.

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Stannard has been much more visibly involved with health policy issues, and especially withhealth privacy issues. Here are five things to know about her:

1. Education

Stannard has a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a lawdegree from Stanford University's law school.

2. Legal career

Stannard was counsel to the HHS general counsel from September2001 through March 2003, and deputy general counsel at HHSfrom March 2003 through January 2009.

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While she was deputy general counsel, she was responsible forthe civil rights and legislation portfolios. She advised the HHSsecretary on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Actprivacy and data security matters, and she also gave advice onfederal health insurance regulatory matters.

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She joined Alston & Bird in June 2010.

3. Health information privacy and data security

On Stannard's LinkedIn page, she's posted an article about whatthe entities covered directly by federal health privacy and datasecurity rules, such as insurers, should do about how businessassociates, such as insurance agents and brokers, are complyingwith the rules.

4. Health rights

In 2009, the Federalist Society, a Washington-based conservativelegal group, included her with health policy specialists such asTimothy Jost, a law professor who represents consumers at theKansas City, Missouri-based National Association of InsuranceCommissioners, in an online discussion about the role thefederal government should play in health care.

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Stannard argued that ensuring that everyone has access toaffordable health care is "good, charitable and morally right."

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"But establishing a right to health care in statute means thatthere is a corresponding obligation on the part of someone —usually the government — to provide it."

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Turning a moral obligation into a government obligation couldhurt the nature of society, and because of the complexity ofdefining the parameters of a "universal right to health care," "thecourt would inevitably be called upon to interpret the scope of theright to health care," Stannard wrote. "If the statute does notclearly define such a right to health care, the statute becomes anempty vessel into which almost anything can be placed."

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That could result in courts allocating resources for health care"on the basis of a case with a sympathetic plaintiff before it,"Stannard wrote.

5. YouTube

In October 2013, Stannard appeared in Columbus, Ohio, for apanel discussion about the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansionorganized by that city's Buckeye Institute.

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The institute, an organization that supports free-marketprinciples and opposes the ACA, posted a video of the paneldiscussion on YouTube.

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Some other panelists vigorously denounced the ACA.

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Stannard focused on calmly explaining the nuts and bolts of howthe ACA works, and ways a state might or might not be able to getfederal regulators to adjust the Medicaid expansion rules to suitit.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.