Tom Price, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said he disagrees with the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the American Health Care Act, saying that he believes more Americans will be covered under the new legislation.
The Senate voted Friday to confirm Tom Price to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced President Donald Trump’s nominees to head the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury without Democrat votes.
Congressional Democrats delayed the confirmation of Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday due in large part to unsubstantiated media reports that cite conflicts of interest between the former congressman’s healthcare-related financial holdings and legislative activity.
Democrats boycotted voting on the confirmations of Tom Price for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Steven Mnuchin for secretary of the Treasury.
Republicans have put forth seven plans to replace the Affordable Care Act, as well as 67 pieces of legislation in Congress to dismantle the law despite the Democrats’ claim that Republicans have no solutions to replace Obamacare, according to a report from the American Action Forum.
Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, vowed on Tuesday to make certain every American has access to affordable health care.