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Tavenner downplays GOP concerns over reform
Modern Healthcare

Two months before open enrollment begins on the state insurance exchanges, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner downplayed concerns from GOP lawmakers that the 2010 healthcare law will hurt jobs and expressed confidence that the employer mandate delay won’t affect the law’s implementation.

Tavenner’s firm but affable demeanor served her well on Aug. 1, when she served as the sole witness before the full House Energy and Commerce in a hearing that lasted more than three hours.