Physicians seem to be content that she is a governmental minimalist and favors voluntary participation in government programs rather than mandatory participation
Vice-President Pence was instrumental in recommending her to the position as he had worked closely with the Medicaid program in Ohio.
Verma has specialized in working with state Medicaid programs to improve care while lowering costs. The Trump administration will count on her to achieve those goals in a federal program that stands to shrink in a House Republican bill that repeals and replaces the 7-year-old Affordable Care Act (ACA). The measure would eliminate expanded Medicaid eligibility that 31 states chose under the ACA, and convert open-ended federal contributions to state programs to a fixed, per-capita amount, putting the program on a budget, as it were.
Seema Verma Confirmed by Senate as CMS Chief