Biden picks Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to run Medicare, Medicaid

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Biden’s has officially selected his nominee for the top CMS job.


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If confirmed, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure would lead $1 trillion agency in second-most powerful post at Health and Human Services Department


President Biden has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, filling a major role in his health-care leadership team, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama administration as a senior CMS official who helped implement the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion and insurance-market reforms. She also worked on Capitol Hill as a Democratic staff member for the House Ways and Means Committee, building ties with then-Rep. Xavier Becerra, Biden’s choice to lead the Health and Human Services department and who sat on the committee at the time.


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