Biden picks health team, including first Latino HHS secretary nominee

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced key members of his health team today — individuals he called “trusted, accomplished” and “ready from day one” to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.For HHS secretary, Biden nominated Xavier Becerra, who is currently California’s attorney general and if confirmed, would be the first Latino to hold the position.According to Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, a former senior adviser at CMS and now senior associate dean of health policy at the University at Buffalo, Becerra is “at the forefront of the 20-stateRead More

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