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AMA News Room

April 23, 2013

AMA: Marilyn Tavenner Should be Confirmed as CMS Administrator

For immediate release:
April 23, 2013

Statement attributable to:
Jeremy Lazarus, MD
President, American Medical Association

"The AMA strongly urges the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She has been an effective leader during her tenure as the acting administrator for CMS, and we are extremely pleased that the Senate Finance Committee has voted in favor of her nomination. CMS has been led by acting administrators for many years, and during this important time for the Medicare and Medicaid programs it is important to have a strong, well-qualified leader who is able to build consensus. Marilyn Tavenner has shown that she is the right person for the job."

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Heather Lasher Todd
AMA Media Relations


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