Chiquita Brooks-LaSure (Photo: House Ways and Means Committee) Brooks-LaSure's post will make her a leader in efforts to shore up the solvency of the Medicare trust fund and to update, repeal or replace the current ACA framework. (Photo: House Ways and Means Committee)

The Senate today voted 55-44 to confirm the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.