B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith urges quick confirmation of the White House choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse, hospital administrator and the current CMS acting administrator, would be a vital advocate for Medicare and Medicaid recipients.
As the CMS principal deputy administrator, Tavenner successfully and skillfully managed the $820 billion federal agency.
More than 100 million Americans rely on CMS for their health care coverage through Medicare and Medicaid. CMS also funds and advises the states on their Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) programs.
With the vast reach of CMS, the public needs an advocate with a life-long passion for quality health care. Tavenner is the right person for the job.
We are pleased at indications of bipartisan support for Tavenner and urge the House and Senate to work together to speed her nomination through to confirmation.
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