Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was confirmed by the Senate yesterday to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has the oversight of Obamacare. Price has been an opponent of the national socialized healthcare fiasco imposed on the US by Obama and Democrats. His confirmation spells another step closer to the repeal or dismantling of Obamacare.
The Senate early Friday morning confirmed President Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, placing him in position to lead the way in dismantling Obamacare.
It was the Senate’s fourth consecutive contested vote for a Trump Cabinet secretary. Partisan battles for Cabinet posts are usually rare, but the first weeks of Trump’s presidency have seen little collegiality between the two sides.
Price is a veteran House member and orthopedic surgeon who Republicans call a knowledgeable pick for the job. Democrats say he’s an ideologue whose policies would snatch care from many Americans.
“This is the first vote in the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said.