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  •  Maybe not the ideal replacement but (5+ / 0-)

    When they tried to appoint people with more appropriate experience to healthcare posts, like Donald Berwick at CMS, he couldn't get confirmed and it was a major mess.  All he could do was serve a little over a year thanks to a recess appointment and then he had to resign.

    The fact that anyone will get confirmed for this post instead of having to live with an acting administrator is only possible due to filibuster reform.   And because it's an election year, they won't don't want anyone controversial.  Hopefully the Democrats won't wimp out due to some horrible story I'm sure will start being floated about this woman as well and fail to confirm her.

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