This is not great news for all those seniors who believed Donald Trump when he said he wouldn't touch Medicare. Rep. Tom Price, fierce advocate for Medicare privatization and ACA repeal (he wrote the bill they keep passing), is expected to be tapped as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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.
Dig in. It's going to be a tough battle.