Pres­i­dent Barack Obama last week nom­i­nated An­drew Slavitt to a per­ma­nent post as CMS ad­min­is­tra­tor.

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Since tak­ing the post on an in­terim ba­sis ear­lier this year, Slavitt has over­seen day-to-day de­ci­sions re­gard­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Af­ford­able Care Act, Medi­care, Med­i­caid, the Chil­dren’s Health In­sur­ance Pro­gram, pay­ment and de­liv­ery re­form and healthcare fraud. Slavitt pre­vi­ously worked as an ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Op­tum, a unit of Unit­edHealth Group. He helped fix the web­site in the months af­ter it launched. Se­nate Fi­nance Com­mit­tee Chair­man Or­rin Hatch (R-Utah) said Slavitt would have to “an­swer a num­ber of tough ques­tions re­gard­ing his for­mer em­ployer and their re­la­tion­ship with the agency” at con­fir­ma­tion hear­ings.

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