HHS nominee promises physician-friendly reforms
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January 11, 2017 - President-elect Donald J. Trump is poised to nominate Tom Price, MD, to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). If confirmed, Dr. Price, who currently represents Georgia's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, will become the third physician to serve in that position since the establishment of the agency more than 60 years ago.
Organizations representing physicians overwhelmingly support Dr. Price's nomination, although a vocal minority oppose his appointment on varied grounds, including poorly timed health care stock trades and his membership in a politically conservative non-profit group called the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.