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Tavenner Grilled on Healthcare Reform Status
Health Leaders Media

A composed Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, faced the full House Energy & Commerce Committee during a two-hour session last Thursday that was billed as an opportunity for the members to take the pulse of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The tone was often conciliatory, but frequently combative as committee members quizzed the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a wide range of topics related to healthcare reform, including the readiness of health insurance marketplaces, the process for income verification and self-attestation, premium costs, and even Tavenner’s willingness to enroll in an exchange health plan herself. [She said she would be willing.]