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- 03/14/2017

Senate confirms Seema Verma to head Medicare and Medicaid

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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