Seema Verma sworn-in as Medicare, Medicaid chief amid partisan divide

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Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma puts her hand (R) on Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, a version of the holy Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, during her swearing in by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

On March 14, Seema Verma, President Trump’s choice for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in a solemn ceremony at the White House. Surrounded by her husband Sanjay, daughter Maya, son Sean, as well as her mother and sister, Verma said she cannot wait to begin the work of overhauling key parts of the American healthcare system that covers more than 100 million Americans.

“Today, our healthcare stands at a crossroads, and we have no choice but reform it,” Verma said. President Trump has chosen “One of the leading experts” on…

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