Trump Picks Seema Verma To Run Medicare And Medicaid

Seema Verma, now in line to head the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 22.

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Seema Verma, now in line to head the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 22.

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President-elect Donald Trump unveiled two big health care decisions Tuesday.

He picked Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and tapped Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to head the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services. That’s the part of HHS that oversees Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and has a budget of just under a trillion dollars in 2016.

Verma comes to the job with extensive Medicaid experience. Her consulting firm, SVC, Inc., worked closely with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to design Indiana’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, went into effect early last year, and

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/29/503762324/trump-picks-seema-verma-to-run-medicare-and-medicaid?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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