Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Marilyn Tavenner
Ms. Tavenner has served as acting CMS administrator since December 2011. She was nominated by President Barack Obama after Donald Berwick, MD, stepped down from his role as acting CMS administrator facing criticism from Republicans for rationing healthcare.
Ms. Tavenner has garnered broader support from members of Congress, as even House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has endorsed her nomination. While Mr. Cantor will not vote on her nomination, his support suggests Republicans may be more open to confirming her role as administrator, according to the report.
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