Trump Already Ruining Healthcare, Obama Chief WarnsFebruary 1, 2017 |
by Jeffrey Young
WASHINGTON ― Andy Slavitt helped save Obamacare once already. He’s hoping he can do it again.
Until Inauguration Day, Slavitt had been acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since March 2015. That agency oversees the two health programs in its name along with the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. CMS, as it’s known, manages benefits for 140 million people and its $1 trillion budget is bigger than the Pentagon’s.