President-Elect Donald Trump said he was going to get rid of Obamacare and he’s well on his way. It’s hurting Americans, and it’s also hurting employers. It’s time to fix this thing and choosing Rep. [score]Tom Price[/score] is a bold move, as he has been a major critic of the bill from its inception.
This news is excellent to hear. Someone that has been in healthcare and knows the big picture. Sounds highly qualified, and Trump is not backing down from being serious about the abolition of Obamacare in its now existing form. Onward Trump goes. So far, so good.
From NY Times:
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official.
Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions.
And he says that events have borne out his warnings.
“Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time again by the president that they could keep. Choices are fewer.”
An announcement of Mr. Price’s appointment is expected as soon as Tuesday, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not been released.
Some Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act without proposing an alternative. Mr. Price, by contrast, had introduced bills offering a detailed, comprehensive replacement plan in every Congress since 2009, when Democrats started work on the legislation.
Great, great news to anyone interested in making healthcare affordable for all Americans!
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