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Tavenner nomination could face resistance from ACA foes
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama’s re-nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the CMS on Thursday drew wide support from health industry leaders but an uncertain outlook on Capitol Hill.

Tavenner, who leads the agency in an acting capacity, was first nominated in 2011 following the resignation of Dr. Donald Berwick, the previous acting administrator. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, opted not to advance her initial nomination and it expired at the end of the last Congress.