Verma Confirmed As Next CMS Chief While GOP Takes Heat For Health Bill’s Projected Impact On Medicaid
March 14, 2017
The Senate on Monday (March 13) voted 55 to 43 to confirm Seema Verma as CMS administrator about an hour after the Congressional Budget Office projected that Republicans’ health care bill would cause 14 million people to lose their coverage from Medicaid, the program that Verma is expected to help Republicans overhaul. Verma received support from Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (IN), who is from Verma’s home state, Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Manchin (WV), and Independent Sen. Angus King (ME). Verma...
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