Chiquita Brooks-LaSure becomes the first Black administrator confirmed to lead Medicare and Medicaid.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a former Obama administration health official, to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one of the most powerful posts at the Department of Health and Human Services. The vote was 55 to 44, with five Republicans joining Democrats to support her confirmation.The NewYork Times, Read More.

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