The controversy over nominee Vivek Murthy, raises two questions: Who would he replace, and does America even need a surgeon general anymore?
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It’s not a glitzy job. In fact, it’s kind of boring. But these days, the Office of the Surgeon General is at the center of a political storm — as Republicans stall the president’s pick for the post of America’s top doc.

The controversy over nominee Vivek Murthy, though, raises two questions: Who would he replace, and does America even need a surgeon general anymore?

The answer to the first question is Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak, not a household name since his appointment by President Obama last July.

But the answer to the second question is open for debate.

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