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On November 29th, 2016, Trump officially tapped Georgia Representative Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, a position currently held by Sylvia Mathews Burwell after the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius. Price is a third-generation doctor who worked for over twenty years as an orthopedic surgeon. Price has been in Congress since his election in 2004 and serves as Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He is also a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and well as the Congressional Health Care Caucus, Doctors Caucus, Prayer Caucus, and Republican Israel Caucus.

He’s an outspoken critic of Obamacare, and in an early November article he wrote, We solve the insurance challenges of portability and pre-existing conditions by applying the same coverage rules that already exist in the employer-sponsored market – real, sustainable protections that mean no one can be priced out of the health insurance market if they have a bad diagnosis or injury.”

In an election cycle dominated by critiques and concerns with the media, how could we not look at the headlines across the nation about Tom Price? These headlines range from praise-worthy to condemning, but one common refrain is the assurance that Tom Price will do something to change, overhaul, repeal, or replace Obamacare. Check out these headlines from across the nation.

  1. NY Times: Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

  2. Wired: Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price Is a One-Man Death Panel for Obamacare

  3. Forbes: As Trump’s HHS Secretary, Tom Price Could Slow Shift to Value-Based Care

  4. Business Insider: Bernie: Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Proves What He Said Were “Just Lies”

  5. TownHall: Obamacare is Failing, Let’s Try a Better Way by Tom Price himself

  6. Forbes: The Price is Right: Tom Price is Trump’s Strong Pick for HHS Secretary

  7. Politico: Tom’s Price Radically Conservative Vision for American Health Care

  8. Washington Post: Rep. McCarthy: Tom Price is “perfect fit” to lead HHS

  9. The Weekly Standard: Trump HHS Pick Tom Price is Obamacare’s Worst Nightmare

  10. Heat Street: Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee Tom Price is a “Big Taylor Swift Fan”

  11. Kaiser Health News: Potential HHS Pick Tom Price Big Proponent of Returning Health Care Decisions to States

  12. Talking Points Memo: Rep. Tom Price Reveals Republicans Eyeing Medicare Overhaul in 2017

  13. Free Speech TV: Obamacare in Danger with Price and Trump in Power

  14. My AJC: Georgia Republican Could Be at Center of Effort to Undo Obamacare

    Aryssa D
    FFL Cabinet Member