The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid, Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma.
Verma was confirmed 55-43 in the Senate
Verma will head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency that oversees health insurance programs.
Known as CMS, it’s also responsible for administering the Obama-era health care law that Trump has vowed to repeal and replace.
Verma said during her confirmation hearing that Medicaid needs a full overhaul but that she doesn’t support turning Medicare into a “voucher” plan.
Source: CBS News