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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trumpís Choice for Health Secretary
NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear

Posted on 11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST by usafa92

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official.

Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions.

And he says that events have borne out his warnings.

“Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time again by the president that they could keep. Choices are fewer.”

An announcement of Mr. Price’s appointment is expected as soon as Tuesday, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been released.

Some Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act without proposing an alternative. Mr. Price, by contrast, has introduced bills offering a detailed, comprehensive replacement plan in every Congress since 2009, when Democrats started work on the legislation.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
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Bloomberg and AOL have reported this as confirmed, but Bloomberg can't be posted here. Newt also just tweeted his congratulations to Tom Price. Very solid pick by Trump.
1 posted on 11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST by usafa92
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Newt’s tweet

https://mobile.twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/803430097571168256


2 posted on 11/28/2016 7:06:34 PM PST by usafa92 (Trump 2016 - Destroying the GOPe while Making America Great Again!)
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3 posted on 11/28/2016 7:07:02 PM PST by newfreep ("If Lyin' Ted was an American citizen, he would be a traitor.")
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Going to have to wait to measure the level of outrage from the left to determine if this guy is any good or not


4 posted on 11/28/2016 7:07:22 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: usafa92; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Blueflag; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; Dacula; ...

That’ll make for some interesting local politics. I’m in Tom Price’s district, the GA 6th, Newt’s old district.

Dr. Price has had an Obamacare alternative ready to go for a long time, probably since before Obamacare.

GA FReeper ping.


5 posted on 11/28/2016 7:09:27 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: dsrtsage

Oh, he’s good. I hope he makes sure tort reform (e.g., loser pays) and malpractice reform are included in the bundle of changes to replace Obamacare.


6 posted on 11/28/2016 7:09:40 PM PST by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: usafa92

I went to school with Tom. He’s a good guy.


7 posted on 11/28/2016 7:10:41 PM PST by Chengdu54
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To: dsrtsage

Nice


8 posted on 11/28/2016 7:11:08 PM PST by wiseprince
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To: usafa92

I don’t know him but there is no mor important job in our history. I admire him for Donald’s confidence and for his gravitas. I have proposed a solution. . I think it is the only solution. It is the VA option for everyone. If you want a number in line — go Government option. Otherwise work hard and go PRIVATE FREE MARKET!! No . I do not want people dieing in the street — You select— It is there if you need it. It is as good as we fund it!!I say fund it well with salaried Doctors!! Bulk buying and a lot of love. But if you want to have your freedom— HAVE IT!!


9 posted on 11/28/2016 7:11:10 PM PST by WENDLE (Sanctuary cities are OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE!! That is a FELONY!! Ask Nixon!!)
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where do these leaks come from? Cant Trump rein in his circle? It’s like the Bush years where someone/ some people were talking to the NYT almost daily spilling the beans on secret stuff.


10 posted on 11/28/2016 7:12:27 PM PST by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: House Atreides
I hope he makes sure tort reform (e.g., loser pays) and malpractice reform are included in the bundle of changes to replace Obamacare.

Over half the states have enacted some sort of tort reform or malpractice caps. There is no evidence that it resulted in lowered health care premiums in any state that enacted it.

11 posted on 11/28/2016 7:13:29 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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Currently HHS has a $1T annual budget mostly due to Obamacare. But it explains why Trump doesnt want Ben anywhere near that type of money. Price is a solid pick. If you have to go the political route here, Price is about the best one can do. Now, hopefully Trump doesnt let Romney anywhere near the sandbox.


12 posted on 11/28/2016 7:13:48 PM PST by usafa92 (Trump 2016 - Destroying the GOPe while Making America Great Again!)
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To: usafa92

I hope and pray this is correct...we just keep winning! :-)


13 posted on 11/28/2016 7:14:58 PM PST by nopardons
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Going to have to wait to measure the level of outrage from the left to determine if this guy is any good or not

He was strongly against obozocare.

God willing, we will get:


14 posted on 11/28/2016 7:16:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Good morning President Trump)
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Hey my old congressman!

Good to see he is moving up.


15 posted on 11/28/2016 7:16:31 PM PST by Enlightened1
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To: DoodleDawg

How about LOSER PAYS!


16 posted on 11/28/2016 7:16:54 PM PST by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: usafa92

Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon

That’s good. He understands the needs of real doctors, not kooky woo practitioners


17 posted on 11/28/2016 7:18:19 PM PST by ari-freedom (The Social Justice War is over and we won!)
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The NYT is truly hopeless. In the same sentence they describe Price as an orthopedic surgeon, they refer to him as MR. Price. Uhmmm...doesn’t his being a surgeon make him a DR.?

Meanwhile, congratulations to Dr. Price!


18 posted on 11/28/2016 7:18:46 PM PST by SE Mom (proud Screaming Eagle mom)
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To: newfreep

Is Trump looking at FR in that pic?


19 posted on 11/28/2016 7:19:41 PM PST by Inyo-Mono
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I like that pic! Hats, “Citizen Soldier”, empty In and Outboxes...and Kellyanne!

All he needs is a Crooked Hillary bobblehead ;-)


20 posted on 11/28/2016 7:19:45 PM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon - Can You Hear Us Now?)
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