(Podcast) Everything You Need to Know About the Medicaid Debate With Seema VermaAdministrator Seema Verma
Hold These Truths | Episode 145
Medicaid reform is one of the most complicated and misunderstood policy debates in America today. Luckily, we have Seema Verma to walk us through it. We cover everything you need to know about Medicaid, from its origins and purpose to how it’s working today. We also discuss what it will take to build a modern health care system that brings better quality, better outcomes, and lower costs for everyone.
Seema Verma is a national health policy expert that served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2017 to 2021, the longest tenure in modern history. As the Senate-confirmed head of CMS, Seema oversaw a budget of $1.3 trillion—nearly a third of the Federal budget—and health insurance programs for over 140 million Americans and managed over 6,000 employees.