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Former CMS Chief Scully’s Perspective On The Changes In Washington

Executive Summary

In a speech before the Food and Drug Law Institute's conference on collaboration between CMS and FDA, Tom Scully, with his usual candor and humor, gave his views on what the outcome of the national elections could mean to the health care industry and on some of the proposals being floated in Washington. Below are some excerpts from his presentation on Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C. Scully served as CMS administrator from 2001 to 2003. He currently divides his time between the law firm Alston & Bird, where he is senior counsel, and the private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, where he is a general partner.

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