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WASHINGTON — President Biden plans to nominate Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a health policy consultant and veteran Democratic aide, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to three sources familiar with the decision.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brooks-LaSure, whose nomination was first reported by the Washington Post, would wield substantial power both over the trillion-dollar safety-net health agency and government health care more broadly. But it remains to be seen how much leeway she and her deputies would have to push large-scale reforms.

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