Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Nominated to Head CMS

As President Biden continues to reform the United States’ healthcare, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure looks to be a part of the plan. The Biden administration officially nominated Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator Friday, February 19, 2021.

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure experience includes over 20 years in health policy, heading operations, such as guiding the ACA through passage and implementation. Brooks-LaSure also carries extensive knowledge and experience from her time on the Obama administration.

Brooks-LaSure will have a lot on her plate; from her past work and current positions, here is what we can expect if she received the position.

  • A push for price transparency, Brooks-LaSure is on the board of Fair Health, collecting and analyzing claims data and building a case for more price transparency in healthcare.
  • Strengthen the ACA, Brooks-LaSure has voiced her opinion about incentivizing states to expand Medicaid through an extended enhanced federal match rate.
  • Increasing eligibility for premium tax credits and endorses a public option, along with the support of a Medicare buy-in.