Price and Verma Letter to Governors

This week, Seema Verma was sworn into office as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price cosigned a letter to state Governors intended to affirm their partnership in improving Medicaid and those served by the program.

However, the letter perhaps signals key areas Verma and Price will be looking to redesign under the Medicaid program, including expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, which they characterize as disincentivizing care to those previously eligible. Additionally, the letter encourages innovative approaches to employment, possibly hinting toward work requirements.

To view the press release, use the following link.