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Seema Verma took oath as head of $1 trillion U.S Healthcare Agency

16-03-2017 10:10 AM  
Pooja Nevewani      58

Seema Verma took oath as head of $1 trillion U.S Healthcare Agency | My Indian Dream

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Indian-American Seema Verma was swore in as the head of top U.S. healthcare agency on Tuesday. The trillion dollar agency looks after health insurance programmes for everyone.

The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced Ms.Seema Verma as the administrator of the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This health agency manages health insurance programmes for everyone.

Her post was declared in November last year by the U.S. President Donald Trump wherein he mentioned that Ms. Verma would be a part of an expert team that will improvise the healthcare system for the betterment of Americans. Adding to it he said, “She has decades of experience advising on Medicare and Medicaid policy and helping states navigate our complicated systems.”

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) welcomed Ms. Verma. Ajay Lodha, President of AAPI acclaimed the achievements of Ms. Verma over her admiring work in Indiana and wishes that the problems faced by the patients due to downfall of the drug coverage will be resolved under her guidance.

Mr. Pence mentioned President’s will to let her put her expert knowledge and restore the decision making of healthcare agency to make it better. Over this, Ms. Verma said, “Today, our healthcare stands at a crossroads, and we have no choices but to reform it.”

The Senate accepted her nomination on Monday and she was  sworn in as the head on Tuesday.

 



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