House Republican Majority Leader Backs Pro-ObamaCare Nominee for Medicare/Medicaid Post

Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Majority Leader, "met" Marilyn Tavenner, Obama's new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) nominee 20 years ago and thinks she's "eminently qualified" to lead the $800 billion agency in charge of 100 million poor, elderly and disabled Americans. This is the same Eric Cantor who told CBS's Erica Hill last June ObamaCare "was full of budget gimmickry" and "It's important, I think, to remember that most Americans don't like the health care bill."  Last March Tavenner made it clear if nominated for the top post she will "follow the 5-year plan outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." This despite the fact the majority of Americans, as Cantor said, continue to voice their opposition to ObamaCare. In a speech to the Nashville Health Care Council, Tavenner assured the audience "the agencies' priorities would not change" under her leadership. For more on her background, see this. In his 2009 book Young Guns, Cantor wrote that he...(Read Full Post)