- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2016

Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican and a strong critic of Obamacare, will reportedly be appointed as the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

CNN reported Monday night, citing “an official briefed on the decision,” that the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump will make the official announcement Tuesday.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump repeatedly vowed to replace Obamacare and will have a strong ally in Mr. Price, who had been an orthopedic surgeon before entering politics.

Mr. Price has repeatedly authored Obamacare repeal-and-replace plans that have passed the House only to bog down in a Democratic-controlled Senate or be vetoed by President Obama.

“The purpose of health reform should be to advance accessibility, affordability, quality, responsiveness, and innovation,” he said in 2011, adding that Obamacare achieves “none of these” goals.



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