WASHINGTON, March 13 The U.S. Senate confirmed
President Donald Trump's pick to run the government health
program for the elderly, poor and disabled on Monday, filling a
critical role as Republicans fight to repeal and replace
The Senate voted 55-43 to approve Seema Verma to run the $1
trillion Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma is
the owner of SVC, a healthcare consulting firm, and has helped
redesign Medicaid programs in several states, including Indiana
when Vice President Mike Pence was governor.
Verma will report to U.S. Health and Human Services
Secretary Tom Price.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by David Alexander)