Reports: Obama re-nominates acting CMS administrator to lead agency

Marilyn Tavenner received endorsement from Republican house majority leader

NEW YORK — President Obama has re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to published reports.

The Hill, a Washington-based newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, noted that Tavenner had received an endorsement from House majority leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who had worked with her when she was in charge of the Medicaid program in his state. Still, she could face a tougher time in the Senate.

Since her previous nomination, Tavenner has been acting administrator of CMS, the newspaper reported. Her predecessor was Don Berwick.

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