POLICY BRIEFINGS


Trump Administration Key Policy Personnel cont.


Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Seema Verma

Seema Verma is the President, CEO and founder of SVC, Inc., a national health policy consulting company. Ms. Verma is the architect of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), the nation's first consumer directed Medicaid program under Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 waiver proposal. SVC and Ms. Verma have developed many of the recent Medicaid reform programs including waivers for Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky and helped design Tennessee’s coverage expansion proposal and also provided technical assistance to Michigan as they implemented their 1115 Medicaid waiver. Ms. Verma and SVC also supported Iowa’s Medicaid transition to managed care, as well as supporting efforts Medicaid strategy efforts in Maine. Ms. Verma served as the State of Indiana’s health reform lead following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and has worked with multiple public health agencies and state insurance agencies as they prepared for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including interpreting and implementing regulatory changes and understanding the impact of the health exchanges on state insurance markets. Ms. Verma participated on the Republican Governor's Public Policy Committee on Medicaid reform and contributed to the development of the report “A New Medicaid: A Flexible, Innovation and Accountable Future.” Prior to consulting, Ms. Verma served as Vice President of Planning for the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County and as a Director with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in Washington D.C.


CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and is responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.


United States Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin

Mnuchin worked as the national finance chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign. He is a former partner at Goldman Sachs, founded the hedge fund Dune Capital Management, and was an investor in the film industry.


The Treasury Secretary acts as an advisor on tax policy. Their Department is responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax law, which covers the formation of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and tax deductibility for health care expenses.


United States Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross

Ross worked as an economic advisor to Trump during his campaign. Ross is chairman and chief strategist of the private equity firm W.L. Ross & Co. He is a former banker and investor in industrial business.


United States Secretary of Defense: General James Mattis

General James Mattis is a retired Marine general. Mattis has more recently worked as a national security fellow at the Hoover Institution. His appointment will require a waiver from Congress due to the seven-­‐year buffer required of former military officers before they are allowed to head the Department of Defense.



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