FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the next CMS Administrator.
“We look forward to working with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as American health care emerges from the COVID crisis.
“With over two decades experience in health policy, including roles at CMS, HHS and on Capitol Hill, Ms. Brooks-LaSure is uniquely qualified to step into the position of Administrator and have an immediate and positive impact.
“Ms. Brooks-LaSure helped craft the Affordable Care Act and is an expert on the Medicaid program – two critically important attributes that will be pivotal as she endeavors to increase access to affordable health care and coverage for all Americans.
“We congratulate Ms. Brooks-LaSure on her historic confirmation. While the fight against COVID is not over, as the pandemic winds down we need to move forward on the broader health care agenda and I am confident our new Administrator is exceptionally equipped to provide the leadership that is crucial for CMS at this time and beyond.