Seema Verma Confirmed to head Medicare, Medicaid 

Trump pick to head Medicare, Medicaid confirmed by Senate | Fox News

“Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma, a protégé  of Vice President Mike Pence, was approved by a 55-43 vote, largely along party lines. She’ll head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a $1 trillion agency that oversees health insurance programs for more than 130 million people, from elderly nursing home residents to newborns. It’s part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Verma, a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from India, takes over at CMS as a House Republican health care bill backed by Trump would make sweeping changes to the agency.”

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