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Tavenner Fields Questions on Leaks, Premium Costs, Future Of Medicare

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., set the tone for a very-supportive Senate Finance Committee hearing on Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. But Tavenner, who is acting administrator, did get questions about leaks to the press from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, about a recent insurance actuary report on insurance premium costs, from Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and from Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., about moving away from fee-for-service Medicare. Here are excerpts of the hearing.

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