Trump’s Medicaid chief labels Medicaid ‘mediocre.’ Is it?
In this file photo, Seema Verma looks on before being sworn in as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

The Trump administration’s top Medicaid official has been increasingly critical of the entitlement program she has overseen for three years.Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has warned that the federal government and states need to better control spending and improve care to the 70 million people on Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the low-income population. She supports changes to Medicaidthat would give states the option to receive capped annual federal funding for some enrollees instead of open-ended payouts based on enrollme...

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