President Biden also announced this week his nominations for Deputy Secretary of HHS and Assistant Secretary for Health. Acting secretaries have also been appointed to manage the department while Biden’s appointees are confirmed. (Senate confirmed positions in bold)

  • HHS Deputy Secretary: Andrea Palm – Wisconsin Secretary of Health (Link)
  • HHS Assistant Secretary for Health: Dr. Rachel Levine – Pennsylvania Secretary of Health (Link)
  • Acting HHS Secretary: Norris Cochran – HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary of Budget (Link)
  • Acting CMS Administrator: Liz Richter – Richter will run CMS until Biden’s nominee is confirmed; she is a career civil servant who was worked at CMS since 1990. (Link)
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