Washington, DC — Today, the Washington Post reported President Joe Biden has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“Chiquita Brooks-LaSure will do a great job as the Administrator of CMS. She understands the issues and she cares deeply about the mission. She has the experience necessary to hit the ground running as the head of CMS, and she will use that experience to lower the costs of health care and make sure more Americans can access the coverage they need. Congress must move to confirm her and the rest of President Biden’s health care team quickly so they can take the steps necessary to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and get our country back on track.”