Donald Trump is hard at work figuring out his cabinet this week, and new reports say he has chosen his Secretary of Health and Human Services. Barack Obama is REALLY not going to like who he picked…
Breitbart reported that Trump has allegedly chosen major Obamacare critic Tom Price, a six-term Congressman from Georgia, to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services. The official announcement about Price’s appointment could some as soon as today, The New York Times reported last night.
Price has frequently slammed Obamacare, saying in October that it is in “near total collapse.” He also blamed Democrats who “ignore the evidence and the voices of those who are being harmed by Obamacare” and continue to push the failed program.
While giving a Republican address on October 1, Price said conservative lawmakers are offering “a bold vision to bring America’s healthcare system into the 21st century.”
Back in 2013, Price proposed that Obamacare be repealed and replaced with the “Empowering Patients First Act,” which would provide coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
“[T]o make sure no one is priced out of the health insurance market because of a pre-existing illness or injury, the Empowering Patients First Act provides for the creation of robust pooling plans that would ensure that any one person’s health status does not increase his or her costs or the costs of others in the same pool,” Price’s said at the time.
After he is confirmed, Price will run a department with an annual budget of over $1 trillion, along with agencies that regulate food and drugs and medical research. Do you think he is the right choice for this position? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.