Monday, January 16, 2017

Meet Tom Price

If you have any questions about who is going to lead the medical care of this country for the next several years, the New York Times has a lengthy article about Dr. Tom Price, the nominee for the next secretary of health and human services. It recounts his ascent from a community orthopedic surgeon to majority leader of the Georgia Legislature and now potential boss of the largest expenditures in the federal budget.

In a one sentence blurb, the article briefly mentions that Mr. Price has a plan to replace Obamacare with something better and more substantive. While the mainstream press may keep harping on the Republicans' lack of a real plan to get rid of the PPACA, Mr. Price has already published very long and specific ideas he introduced as the Empowering Patients First Act. So next time you hear some uneducated colleague moan about Republican grandstanding, you can just point to Mr. Price's website and show them that there are plans in place if one cares enough to make an effort.

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