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Verma Opposes Medicare Vouchers, Supports CHIP, Enthusiastic To Help With EpiPen Investigation

February 17, 2017
CMS Administrator-nominee Seema Verma said Thursday (Feb. 16) that she does not support giving vouchers for Medicare beneficiaries to buy insurance, she supports extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan for eight years, she’ll help Congress investigate EpiPen Medicaid rebates and she’ll make innovation center demonstrations voluntary. However, she was reluctant to answer many other questions from Senate Finance Committee members, including how she thinks drug prices should be contained, whether to cap federal funding of Medicaid, what level...

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