Cindy Mann, Top Medicaid Official, To Step Down After 5 Years
Since taking the helm in 2009, Cindy Mann, deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has overseen historic expansions of both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Head Of Medicaid To Exit
The head of the country’s biggest public insurance program and a champion of healthcare access for the poor will step down next month after five years. Cindy Mann, the deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), has earned praise nationwide as a fierce advocate for healthcare access and a key leader in the rollout of ObamaCare. (Ferris, 12/19)
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Top Medicaid Official To Step Down
Mann, director of the agency’s Medicaid unit, had served for five years as the top federal official for the program, which covers low-income Americans and is run jointly by the federal government and the states. For the last 2 and a half years, she had been responsible for coaxing states to extend coverage to almost all low-income residents following a June 2012 decision by the Supreme Court. That ruling effectively gave states a choice over whether to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion. (Radnofsky, 12/19)