After working on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, Canfield served as a top adviser to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson before helping draft the founding legislation for the Department of Homeland Security following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
She served as the department's first deputy chief of staff under Secretary Tom Ridge.
While Republicans and Democrats have spent countless hours debating themselves over the issue of health care, the one group that has been left out of this debate is the American people.
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