"In a 2008 Journal of Health Care Management article, Tavenner said that her career has been built on embracing opportunities "outside of my comfort zone."
"When I reflect on my career, I am reminded of my favorite Dr. Seuss saying, 'Oh the places we will go.' I certainly had no idea what lay in store for me. When I finished nursing school, my goal was to be the best nurse manager ever. When I completed graduate school, my goal was to be the best hospital executive ever," she said. "I never thought beyond those goals or where the future would take me. Along the way, however, I embraced new experiences and accepted responsibilities outside of my comfort zone. All of those experiences led me to a career path that took me from nursing to hospital administration to this current arena of public policy."
CMS is entrusted with $962 Billion Public Dollars, and the person President Obama wants entrusted With those $962 Billion Public Dollars, ...... is Dr. Seuss.
Let's take the lipstick off of this, "I do not like green eggs and ham" for a peek at what's underneath.
The American Thinker has;
Obama's Problematic New Nominee For The Top Medicare/Medicaid Post
Then-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's office was involved in discussions that led to the suppression of findings that a state children's hospital he wanted to close provided an essential service.The state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services said a series of e-mails from Nov. 5 to Dec. 16, 2009, between the governor's office, then- Secretary of Health Marilyn Tavenner and the department discussed revisions to an expert panel's report on the care for children with severe .The revision removed from the report a finding that no other hospitals in Virginia could care for the 800 children with serious treated every year at the state's Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents in Staunton and a smaller facility in Marion.
While Tavenner worked for HCA, the company was busily enhancing its profit margin by defrauding the Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE systems. In 2000, for example, HCA paid fines of $840 million for improperly billing the government and in 2003 HCA had to fork over another $631 million.Although Tavenner may not have been personally involved in these scandals, it hardly seems wise to put her in charge of the government system her company helped defraud. The job of CMS administrator is to protect patient safety and quality, something that federal officials with close ties to the industries they are supposedly regulating and monitoring seem to have a hard time doing.
Thank You Kaiser Health News and American Thinker.