Indian American Seema Verma swears-in as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head, places hand on Bhagwad Gita

By: |
Published: March 15, 2017 8:11:49 AM

Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was sworn-in by US Vice President Mike Pence, as she placed her hand on the holy Hindu text- Bhagwad Gita in the presence of her family.

Seema Verma (Associated Press)

Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was sworn-in by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, as she placed her hand on the holy Hindu text- Bhagwad Gita in the presence of her family.  Verma was surrounded by her husband Sanjay, daughter Maya, son Sean, as well as her mother and sister as she took the oath, following which she was introduced by Pence as “one of the leading experts” on state-based healthcare solutions in the country, chosen by President Trump.   “The President has asked you to bring your expertise to D.C. We’re confident that you’ll help restore health care decision making to the states, and in the process help make the best healthcare system in the world even better,” Pence said.

After her swearing-in ceremony, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., and Verma took their first joint action, cosigning a letter to the nation’s governors affirming the Department’s intent to work with states to improve the Medicaid program and the lives of those it serves.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.