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Tom Price confirmed as HHS secretary

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Tom Price was confirmed overnight by the US Senate to become the next secretary of health of human services.  The vote along party lines was largely expected and one of Mr. Price’s first responsibilities will be to head President Trump’s push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.  Mr. Price is expected to work to limit the growth of Medicare and Medicaid.  Details regarding possible changes to the programs, which insure more than 100 million Americans remain unclear, but Democrats are worried about what they see as the secretary’s desire to dismantle Medicare.  A 2009 op-ed article penned by Mr. Price included the following, “Nothing has had a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care than the federal government’s intrusion into medicine through Medicare.”

New York Times

Tom Price op-ed

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