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Biden close to CMS pick

Biden close to CMS pick

WASHINGTON – President Biden is expected to name Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator, according to numerous news reports. 

Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama Administration, where she helped guide the Affordable Care Act through passage and implementation. She has also worked as a Democratic staffer for the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives.  

Brooks-LaSure is currently a managing director with Manatt Health, where she provides policy analysis and strategic advice to health care stakeholders across the private and public sectors. Her practice focuses on helping clients understand the implications of regulatory and legislative policies across private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. 

Biden has not made an official announcement on his pick for CMS administrator. News reports were based on numerous anonymous sources. 

Biden has made an official announcement nominating Xavier Becerra as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Biden has also named Liz Richter acting administrator of CMS and Norris Cochran acting secretary of DHHS.


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