Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

With not much time left until his inauguration, Donald Trump is making progress on putting together his team for the future Trump administration. The President-elect has had talks with a significant number of people that he is considering for important positions in his cabinet. This Monday there was confirmation that Donald Trump has made his decision for another key department of his administration. It’s the Department of Health and Human Services that Trump is going to appoint another conservative Republican to. The nominee for the HHS is Representative Tom Price, the Republican congressman from Georgia.

Trump’s Choice for the Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is a very important one for the future Trump administration. Donald Trump ran on his opposition to Obamacare. During the presidential campaign, he made promises to his supporters that if he wins the election he is going to overturn Obamacare. Trump supporters are very much against The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Although recently Donald Trump has taken a more moderate tone about the federal health law he still looks committed to making changes. Lately, he has said that he would be willing to keep some parts of Obamacare. But those who voted for him want to see him make good on his campaign promises. So, the Department of Health and Human Services is going to be one of the departments of the administration that Donald Trump is going to take an interest in.

The President-elect has found the right candidate for the Department of Health and Human Services in the person of Rep. Tom Price. He is a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act. As a Representative in Congress, he opposed Obamacare and was vocal about its disadvantages. He is also a supporter of plans to overhaul entitlement programs. As a conservative, he feels that the nation’s entitlement programs are dragging the country down. So, it is likely that with him at the head of the HHS there will be changes to federal programs.

Tom Price Opposes Obamacare

Tom Price is a doctor and actually comes from a family of doctors. He is the third generation in his family to choose this profession. In Congress, he is the chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was a champion of Trump’s candidacy and supported him throughout the presidential campaign. A source close to the Trump transition team confirmed the nomination on Monday evening. But the official announcement about Tom Price’s nomination will be made on Tuesday.

After he takes office at the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price is going to be the top health official in the United States. He is going to be the one in charge of taking apart the federal health care law that was put together in 2010. Price had a leading role in the Republican opposition to Obamacare. Since 2010, he has helped draft several versions of comprehensive health care bills that could replace Obamacare. He will take up office prepared to take on the Affordable Care Act.

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