Seema Verma’s final confirmation vote to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will take place Monday.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Indian-American healthcare advocate Seema Verma is only one step away from the final confirmation vote on her nomination by President Trump to serve as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Senate voted 55-44 on Thursday to advance Verma’s nomination to the final stage, a final vote has been scheduled for Monday morning. If confirmed, the health policy consultant will be expected to transform the healthcare system according to President Trump’s policies.

“Seema Verma has worked for over 20 years in healthcare policy. She has redesigned Medicaid programs in several states, including Indiana, lowa, Ohio and Kentucky. She’s worked with governors’ offices, state Medicaid agencies, state health departments, state departments of insurance, as well as private companies and foundations,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily press briefing.

“She’s unquestionably and uniquely qualified for her position, and especially now that health reform is at the top of the President’s agenda, it’s time to get her in place. This delay by Senate Democrats at this critical time is unacceptable,” he said.

Verma, president and chief executive of the health policy consulting company SVC Inc., was also the architect of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), which has been billed as the nation’s first consumer-directed Medicaid program. Analysts speculated the 45th president would nominate Verma to his administration in its efforts to repeal Obamacare.