CMS Federal Medicaid Director Named

Neale will have responsibility for leading the Federal Medicaid program. Neale was previously the healthcare policy director in Indiana during Vice President Mike Pence’s time as Governor.  In that role, he worked closely with Seema Verma, President Trump’s pick to head CMS.

 Neale most recently was ‎executive director at the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee. While serving as Pence’s healthcare policy director, he worked with both Verma and Pence to create the Healthy Indiana Plan, the state’s Medicaid expansion plan also known as known as HIP 2.0.