Seema Verma

WASHINGTON | Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday proposed changes to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit that would affect people’s costs over the next few years, and create winners and losers. Medicare’s administrator, Seema Verma, said the goal is to lower costs for beneficiaries and modernize the government’s flagship health insurance program for seniors and the disabled, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers

WASHINGTON | Trump administration slashes ‘Obamacare’ sign-up assistance

WASHINGTON— For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced steep funding cuts for sign-up assistance through state-based programs called “navigators.” Financing for the 2019 enrollment season is being cut to $10 million from $36 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration slashes ‘Obamacare’ sign-up assistance

Trump nominee has decried Medicaid for fostering dependency

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — The businesswoman President Donald Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Seema Verma heads Indianapolis-based SVC Inc., a consulting firm that works with GOP-led states seeking federal … Continue reading Trump nominee has decried Medicaid for fostering dependency