WHITE HOUSE: The acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (primarily responsible for overseeing the Obamacare healthcare programs), Andy Slavitt, had been nominated as head of the agency.
Since March Slavitt was acting as an administrative followed by a resignation of Marilyn Tavenner’s head of agency. He was reported to have had joined CMS in year 2014 to oversee once-troubled HealthCare.gov website.
His career information shows him to be previously an executive at a government contractor working for HealthCare.govt site.
Moreover, he was a recuse team’s leader that turned it around after a botched rollout.
“Slavitt’s nomination would receive thorough consideration in the Republican-led chamber. It has long been clear that no one can successfully manage a law as unworkable as Obamacare. The sole focus of CMS should be to look out for our nation’s seniors and the many vulnerable Americans who use these programs, without the distraction of Obamacare.” – Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell
Also according to a federation of health insurers, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association:
“Slavitt has demonstrated the strong leadership skills necessary to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”
The nomination was also acknowledged and welcomed by a consumer health group, Family USA as it stated:
“Slavitt played a remarkably successful role in overseeing the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act and played a heroic role in the successful re-launch of HealthCare.gov.”