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Friday, December 02, 2011

Eric Cantor Supports Marilyn Tevenner

President Obama's nominee to head Medicare Services gets unexpected support from one of Congress' top Republicans, the Associated Press reports. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells reporters Marilyn Tavenner is "eminently qualified" to run Medicare and that he expected "great things" from her. The White House announced Tavenner's nomination last week to replace current Medicare chief Donald Berwick. He had run into a wall of opposition from Republicans and couldn't even get a hearing in the Senate. Tavenner is currently Medicare's principal deputy administrator. As head of Medicare and Medicaid, the former nurse would head the effort to put in place the new health overhaul law to cover the uninsured.

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