Finance Holds Confirmation Hearings For Brooks-LaSure, Palm As Biden Weighs Drug Pricing Plans

By John Wilkerson / April 12, 2021 at 3:01 PM
The Senate Finance Committee will hold confirmation hearings Thursday (April 15) for CMS Administrator-nominee Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Andrea Palm, President Joe Biden’s pick for HHS deputy secretary. Administrative actions could play a big role in drug pricing because the budget reconciliation process that Democrats in Congress plan to use is not a good fit for many policies, and CMS would be the primary agency for executing those administrative measures. Neither nominee has much of a track record on drug pricing...

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