President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Rep. Tom Price of Georgia was formally confirmed by a Senate vote on Friday morning.
Price won the confirmation vote by a 52-47 result.
With Price now heading the HHS department, the movement of Republicans repealing the Affordable Care Act has been initiated.
From the beginning of his campaign, Trump’s intended goal to completely undo ObamaCare has been a focal point for supporters.
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As secretary of Health and Human Services, is it likely that Price will propel policies to rid Americans of the expensive and unpopular ObamaCare mandate and will support Trump’s policies on abortion rights.
During the hearing, Democrats voiced disapproval of Price and his ideas on redesigning the fabric of the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Schumer claims the appointment of Price is the declaration of a “war on seniors.”
Schumer says Price will move towards making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. However, President Trump has said he will not cut Medicare.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 9, 2017
“It’s clear to me, Congressman Price’s policies do not have the best interest of the people I represent in Michigan at heart,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
Price is a licensed physician and former director of the orthopedic clinic at Atlanta’s bustling Grady Memorial Hospital.
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