$820 Billion

Modern Healthcare Digital Edition - Modern Healthcare - 8 Apr 20

She started as a nurse, went on to run a hospital – and now is President Obama’s pick to administer the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a government agency whose budget surpasses the Pentagon (by $100 billion or so). Whether Marilyn Tavenner will win Senate approval is anyone’s guess, but there’s no doubt she’s up to the job. She’s been acting administrator since the last administrator resigned in 2011.