Scott Supports CMS Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting in support of Ms. Seema Verma for Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Senate approved Seema Verma’s appointment by a vote of 55-43:

“I believe Ms. Seema Verma’s extensive career has given her a unique understanding into the intricacies of our healthcare systems. She has spearheaded Medicaid reform across six different states, was the key architect in drafting ‘Healthy Indiana Plan’ for then-Governor Pence, and has consistently shown she understands the benefit of free-market alternatives when it comes to managing our healthcare programs. I am proud to support Ms. Verma during her nomination, and I believe she will advocate for better care and will do so efficiently and responsibly.”