President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That agency runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

vermaIn this capacity she would have enormous influence on the development of new Medicare and Medicaid initiatives, including many proposals for change from the incoming administration and Congress – all matters of vital concern to the nation’s private safety-net hospitals.

Go here to see a Kaiser Health News profile of Ms. Verma and learn more about her past work, especially on Medicaid issues.