30 November 2016 Current Affairs: Donald Trump, the new President-elect of the United States, nominated Seema Verma to the post of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
She is the second Indian-American to be placed in one of the top administration positions, only after Nikki Haley, who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian-American to be appointed to a cabinet-level position under any US president.
Seema Verma will be expected to work along with the newly elected Health and Human Services Secretary- Tom Price.
Seema Verma : Verma, an Indiana resident, is the founder and CEO of a health policy consulting firm- SVC Inc.
She has decades of experience in advising on Medicare and Medicaid policy.
Previously, she has worked for the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County as vice president of planning and also at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Washington, D.C.
As the president of SVC Inc, she has been an advisor to many US states including Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Maine, and Tennessee.
She has worked with various Republican governors including Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana and Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky.
She has also previously worked with Vice President- Elect Mike Pence, as she constructed his Obamacare Medicaid expansion model called Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, a policy carved for low-income groups.