No on Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – Call our Senators!

DAG- Mar 7Seema Verma would raise medical costs for women and voucherize Medicare and Medicaid.

For Senators Feinstein and Harris: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Script:  Hi my name is ____, I am a constituent of Sen. [______] and I am calling to urge you to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Seema Verma for CMS Administrator. Not only does she not have the experience to run CMS, she holds extreme positions that would reduce coverage for millions of Americans, increase costs for women and destroy the medical safety net for the poor.

Feinstein Contacts: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Harris Contacts: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

More about Seema Verma: 

Seema Verna wins senate panel approval, goes to vote: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/321999-nominee-for-medicaid-and-medicare-chief-wins-senate-panel-approval

She will shift more costs to poor and low-income Medicaid enrollees: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/seema-vermas-vision-for-medicaid/517077/

She does not think that health care policies should be required to support maternity coverage: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-verma-maternity-20170224-story.html

 

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