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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid won confirmation Monday from a divided Senate as lawmakers braced for another epic battle over the government’s role in health care and society’s responsibility toward the vulnerable.

Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma, a protégé of Vice President Mike Pence, was approved by a 55-43 vote, largely along party lines. She’ll head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a $1 trillion agency that oversees health insurance programs for more than 130 million people, from elderly nursing home residents to newborns. It’s part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • I would like to have a more i depth reporting on her biography and how she developed her working philosophy. Stating that her parents were immigrants does not in any way shape or form identify her SES. This is integral in gaining a clear perspective on her viewpoints.
    Being funded by Big Pharma can cause blindness.

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