Confirmation

Senate will likely confirm Tavenner, Baucus says

Senate will likely confirm Tavenner, Baucus says

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The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Marilyn Tavenner, the White House's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The committee's chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), told the Bureau of National Affairs the hearing would take place "soon."

What we have here is a failure to capitulate

What we have here is a failure to capitulate

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The saga of Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took an interesting, if not sadly predictable, turn last week. Opponents of his patron, President Obama, called for Berwick to be pulled from consideration for renomination.