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Senate confirms Seema Verma as CMS administrator: 5 points

The Senate voted in favor of President Donald Trump's pick to lead CMS  — Seema Verma, according to USA Today.

Here are five points:

1. The Senate approved Ms. Verma in a 55 to 43 vote, which was mainly along party lines.

2. As CMS administrator, Ms. Verma will oversee the $1 trillion agency that manages health insurance programs for more than 130 million Americans.

3. Ms. Verma has said Medicaid is not meeting its overall goal in providing coverage for low-income Americans, USA Today reports.

4. Ms. Verma was instrumental in implementing a Medicaid expansion program in Indiana alongside Vice President Mike Pence.

5. President Trump also nominated Scott Gottlieb, MD, on March 10, 2017, to run the FDA.

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