Latest Federal Health Appointees

The Biden-Harris administration has appointed several officials to health policy positions that may impact primary care. These include Xavier Becerra, who was confirmed as the first Latino Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Rachel Levine, who was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Health in HHS and is the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate. Vivek Murthy, the former Surgeon General under Barack Obama, was re-confirmed to fill the role again. Read PCC’s letter of support for him that asserts he brings experience, vision and evidence-based sensibility to help the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Elizabeth Fowler, most recently of the Commonwealth Fund and a former PCC board member, was selected to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Biden named Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a former federal policy official now with Manatt Health, as his nominee for CMS Administrator.

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