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Tavenner hearing marked by spirit of good will
Modern Healthcare

Amid a generally warm bipartisan welcome today, Marilyn Tavenner fielded questions and concerns over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from members of the Senate Finance Committee.

Much of the partisan rancor that has dominated health policy discussions in Congress since it began considering the ACA in 2009 died away during Tavenner’s confirmation hearing as administrator of the CMS.

Instead, most members of both parties lavished the acting administrator with praise for the experience she has brought to administering an agency that oversees $820 billion in annual healthcare spending.