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Senate Committee Signals Approval Of Seema Verma To Run CMS, But Most Dems Will Vote 'No'

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At a Senate Finance Committee markup on the confirmation of Seema Verma to become CMS administrator, a majority of senators signaled approval of Verma, but most Democrats said they will vote "no" in response to their dissatisfaction with her written answers on issues, including past conflicts-of-interest, ACA repeal and Medicaid changes. A binding committee vote is expected March 2.

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