Obamacare in the Crosshairs- Tom Price is the Next HHS Secretary

(BBC) - The Georgia congressman and orthopedic surgeon, 62, chairs the House of Representatives budget committee.

He will play a key role in Republican plans to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare).

In his campaign, Mr. Trump vowed to repeal and replace the act, considered Mr Obama's flagship measure.

However, he has since said he favors keeping certain provisions.

Mr Trump said Mr Price was a "tireless problem solver" and "the go-to expert on healthcare policy".

"He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American," Mr Trump said in a statement.


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