Seema Verma, the highest-ranking Indian Americans, Resigns as CMS Administrator
Seema Verma, the highest-ranking Indian Americans, Resigns as CMS Administrator

Seema Verma, one of the highest-ranking Indian Americans in the outgoing Trump administration, announced on her Twitter today that she is resigning as CMS Administrator in preparation for a new Medicare and Medicaid leader coming in next week under the Biden administration.

President-elect Joe Biden has yet to name his pick for CMS Administrator. He has nominated Xavier Becerra, California’s Attorney General and one of the chief architects behind the Affordable Care Act’s defense in the current Supreme Court case, to lead HHS.

“Serving the American people with the talented and dedicated staff at CMS for nearly four years has been an honor for which I will always be grateful,” Verma shared from her resignation letter to President Trump today.

Seema Verma, 50, tendered her resignation to President Donald Trump on Thursday as Administrator of Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, a position she served in the Trump administration for the last four years. She was one of the close confidants of Trump on health care issues.

Verma highlighted in her resignation letter CMS efforts to make healthcare more affordable, including new price transparency needs and historic changes to state Medicaid programs such as the recent approval of a block grant funding structure in Tennessee.

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