Statement of ACAP CEO Margaret A. Murray on Confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2021
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STATEMENT OF ACAP CEO MARGARET A. MURRAY ON CONFIRMATION OF CHIQUITA BROOKS-LASURE TO CMS ADMINISTRATOR
WASHINGTON— Margaret A. Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), released the following statement on the confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
“We congratulate Ms. Brooks-LaSure on her confirmation. ACAP stands ready to work with her to strengthen and expand affordable, high-quality health coverage.
“Ms. Brooks-LaSure has a strong record of advocacy for improving access to health coverage. We celebrate particularly her efforts to oppose barriers—such as work requirements—that further complicate Medicaid eligibility determination, her support for policies that root out racial inequities in maternal health, and her spoken desire to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and restore protections lost over the last four years.
“ACAP is fortunate to have worked with Ms. Brooks-LaSure in the past and we look forward to her leadership as we continue our work to make Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace coverage work better for the millions of Americans who rely on it.”
ACAP represents 78 health plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 20 million people. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs. For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.
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