Delta CEO Richard Anderson today issued a statement supporting the nomination of Andy Slavitt for U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The two had worked together previously at UnitedHealth Group.
"I applaud the President’s nomination of Andy Slavitt for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a former colleague I have witnessed firsthand how his thoughtful and devoted leadership translates to strengthening the health care services and programs that are crucial to millions of Americans. I urge the Senate to take the next step to confirm Andy to this position."
Slavitt is currently Principal Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services, a position he has held since July 2014. Mr. Slavitt has served as Acting Administrator of CMS since March. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Group Executive Vice President for Optum, a clinical, technological and operational solutions focused subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. As part of that work, Slavitt was a key member of the team brought on to turn around HealthCare.gov during the first open enrollment period.