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​Trump taps Rep. Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services

bizjournals Tuesday, 29 November 2016
President-elect Donald Trump will select U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) to be his secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), a source told The Guardian. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been vocal about his opposition of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the New York Times, Price has introduced bills that would replace the act to Congress every year since 2009. If Price is named HHS secretary, he would play a large role in the administration's attempts to repeal the ACA. Price was…
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President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Affordable Care Act critic Rep.Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services signals his emphasis on repealing the law. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how such a move might play out in the Senate after the new president is sworn in. Photo: AP

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