Obama's Straight-Shooting CMS Chief May Yet Win Over GOP

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 5:56 PM EST) -- Despite fierce Republican opposition to the Obama administration’s health care policies, there are signs the White House might win just enough support for its renomination Thursday of Medicare and Medicaid chief Marilyn Tavenner, whose track record of apolitical pragmatism makes her someone conservatives can stomach, according to experts.

Tavenner has been praised as a straight-shooter by elected officials from both parties during her 14-month stint as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In again seeking U.S. Senate confirmation, President Barack Obama wagered...
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