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WOLF NOMINATES TERESA MILLER AS INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
On January 12, Tom Wolf announced his intent to nominate Teresa Miller, a former HHS Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) official as PA Insurance Commissioner, replacing Michael Consedine who served in that capacity during the Corbett Administration. Miller, currently a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Crowell Moring, was acting director of the State exchanges Group, the Oversight Group, and the Insurance Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. This means that she was a key architect of many of the implementation rules governing federally-facilitates marketplace (exchange) and state-based exchanges. Prior to that she served as Oregon’s top insurance regulator and was responsible for the early stages of setting up Oregon’s compliance with PPACA. Her nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.