1. Payer support
In a statement, Marilyn Tavenner, president and chief executive officer of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry association for payers, said the group welcomes Azar’s nomination. Tavenner served as the former administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“[Azar] has the experience and expertise to combine the best from the private sector with the best of our public programs to make healthcare work for every American,” she said. “We look forward to working with him upon his confirmation to reduce healthcare costs, increase access, and strengthen essential programs that millions of Americans rely on for their coverage and care.”