Seema Verma to be chief of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Posted on:14 Mar 2017 09:40:44
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14 March 2017 Current Affairs: The US Senate on 13 March 2017 confirmed healthcare consultant Seema Verma as administrator of the 1 trillion dollars Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Senate voted 55-43 to approve Seema Verma to run the US health program.
Seema Verma was a nominee of President Donald Trump. The Indian-American woman will be running the US government’s health program for the elderly, poor and disabled.
Seema Verma : Verma is the owner of SVC Inc, a healthcare consulting firm
She has helped redesign Medicaid programs in several States, including Indiana when Vice President Mike Pence was Governor.Verma will report to US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Earlier, the House Republicans released the text of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
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