• Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Track to Become the First Black Woman to Head Medicare, Medicaid

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    By Ashlee Banks · February 19, 2021February 19, 2021 Four people who spoke anonymously to The Washington Post confirmed that President Joe Biden has picked Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a $1 trillion agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid, children's health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. If Brooks-LaSure is confirmed by the Senate, she'll make history as the first Black woman to serve in the second-most powerful position in the Department of Health and Human Services, second only to the HHS secretary. As the head of CMS...
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  • Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Track to Become the First Black Woman to Head Medicare, Medicaid

    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Track to Become the First Black Woman to Head Medicare, Medicaid

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By Ashlee Banks · February 19, 2021February 19, 2021 Four people who spoke anonymously to The Washington Post confirmed that President Joe Biden has picked Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a $1 trillion agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid, children's health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. If Brooks-LaSure is confirmed by the Senate, she'll make history as the first Black woman to serve in the second-most powerful position in the Department of Health and Human Services, second only to the HHS secretary. As the head of CMS...
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  • Michigan Rally Planned After KKK Flag Flies In Front of Black Family's House

    Michigan Rally Planned After KKK Flag Flies In Front of Black Family's House

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    By Ashlee Banks · February 19, 2021February 19, 2021 A rally is being planned in Michigan after a man displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his home window facing his Black neighbor's house. According to a Facebook post , the NAACP chapters in Grosse Pointe, MI and Harper Woods, MI will host the “Hate Has No Home Here - Rally in Support of the Dinges Family” on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM to protest the ordeal. As soon as Jedonna Dinges saw the flag, she says she called state and federal authorities and posted a picture of the flag to her Facebook page. Local law enforcement then...
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