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CMS Chief Marilyn Tavenner to Step Down

Jan 21, 2015

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, Marilyn Tavenner (MHA '89), announced Friday that she's resigning from her position at the end of February.  Ms. Tavenner, who's been with CMS since 2010, played a major role in the implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law. Her agency wrote many of the new rules putting the Affordable Care Act in place and oversees the new health insurance exchanges created by the law. Ms. Tavenner, had been acting administrator of CMS since late 2011, and she was confirmed by the Senate, 91-7, in May 2013 — making her the first permanent head of the massive agency in about six years.  You may view her letter of resignation in its entirety here.