Brooks-LaSure Sworn in as CMS Administrator

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a bipartisan 55-44 vote. Ms. Brooks-LaSure was then sworn into her new role by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on Thursday.

Brooks-LaSure becomes the first Black woman to lead the federal agency where she previous served as the deputy director for policy at the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. Earlier, she served within HHS as the director of coverage policy and led efforts on the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Additional information on the swearing in of Ms. Brooks-LaSure as the CMS Administrator is available here.