Here are the names getting particular attention:
Seema Verma: The administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is responsible for those two big health care entitlement programs and much of Obamacare. She is close to Vice President Mike Pence, having helped create conservative Medicaid makeover plans for Indiana and several other red states.
Verma has limited management experience, having run a small consulting firm, and HHS is a sprawling health and social services agency that includes everything from the National Cancer Institute to Head Start. During the failed Obamacare repeal efforts in Congress, however, she earned plaudits for her ability to quietly explain to Republican lawmakers the various repeal bills, and how they would impact specific states. She’s already been confirmed by Congress once — by a 55-43 vote.