Wasserman Schultz Statement on Nomination of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

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Washington, DC, November 29, 2016 | comments
Actions speak louder than the President-Elect's words. The nomination of U.S. Rep Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services puts the most virulent opponent of ensuring that all Americans have access to health care in a position to jeopardize the health of millions of Americans. Congressman Price and President-Elect Trump have one goal in mind: break our nation's promises to our seniors and go back to the days when millions of Americans went without health care coverage.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Nomination of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after President-Elect Donald Trump tapped U.S. Rep. Tom Price (GA-06) to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“The President-Elect is making it abundantly clear that he will attempt to dismantle the progress we have made under President Obama. As HHS Secretary, Congressman Price, an avowed opponent of the Affordable Care Act, will lead the charge to take health care away from the 20 million people who gained access to coverage thanks to Obamacare. He will drag us back to the dark times when 129 million Americans who live with a pre-existing condition like me, a breast cancer survivor, could be dropped or denied coverage.

“Congressman Price is also a national leader on turning Medicare, a bedrock program of our retirement safety net, into a voucher program that will leave our seniors paying thousands more for their health care.

“Actions speak louder than the President-Elect's words. The nomination of U.S. Rep  Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services puts the most virulent opponent of ensuring that all Americans have access to health care in a position to jeopardize the health of millions of Americans. Congressman Price and President-Elect Trump have one goal in mind: break our nation’s promises to our seniors and go back to the days when millions of Americans went without health care coverage.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov,202.225.7931

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