Donald Trump has picked his man to lead the effort to repeal Obamacare. Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price has accepted the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Tom Price is a former orthopedic surgeon and has been a fierce critic of Obamacare. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
Those two skills will come in handy when Trump repeals Obamacare. First, putting a doctor instead of a government bureaucrat in charge will get American’s a much better system. So that is a smart move.
Second, because the democrats will do anything possible to cling to their failed policies, they will filibuster any attempts to change Obamacare.
However, if Trump uses budget reconciliation the dems cannot filibuster the repeal of Obamacare.
Budget reconciliation is a complicated procedure that I won’t bore you with. I will say as Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price is the exact man to do this. And if you recall, Obama used budget reconciliation to pass Obamacare in the first place so it is fitting that Trump will use this to repeal it.
Trump released a statement saying,
“Price has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice to serve in this capacity.”
“He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American, I am proud to nominate him as Secretary of Health and Human Services.”
Tom Price said,
“It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Thanks to President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence for their confidence, I am humbled by the incredible challenges that lay ahead and enthusiastic for the opportunity to be a part of solving them on behalf of the American people.”
“There is much work to be done to ensure we have a healthcare system that works for patients, families, and doctors; that leads the world in the cure and prevention of illness; and that is based on sensible rules to protect the well-being of the country while embracing its innovative spirit.”
Sounds like Trump picked the right guy. Let me know if you agree with Trump below.
h/t Daily Caller