Women's healthcare groups worry about Price confirmation
- Author: Joanne Flowers Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 12:05
Supporters like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say Price will stabilize health care markets. Other achievements of the Affordable Care Act may well vanish, including guaranteed maternity coverage for all and recommended preventive care, including contraception, domestic violence screenings, Pap tests, and mammograms. The law also expanded Medicaid, which is the primary source of care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
With some difficulty. Price was only confirmed earlier today on a 52-47 margin, which is pretty slim.
Democrats earlier boycotted a vote on Price's confirmation by not showing up for a Senate Finance Committee vote. "If we're going to fix the USA health care system and get back to a patient-centered system that actually does lower costs and gives people peace of mind, you must repeal and replace Obamacare".
And The Healthcare Leadership Council said in a news release that, "Throughout his tenure in Congress, Dr. Price has been a champion for combating the rise in chronic disease, emphasizing wellness and prevention, expanding the use of health data to improve care, and strengthening the Medicare program for future generations of beneficiaries".
So who is Price and what are these contentious issues? In 2006, he voted for a USA constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage throughout the country.
Congressman Price has voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
"It was in those moments that it became crystal clear that our health care system was losing focus on the No. 1 priority - the individual patient", Price said. The caller was Rabbi Noson Leiter, who attributed Hurricane Sandy to the arrival of marriage equality in NY.
The Roswell Republican's promotion to the country's highest health perch puts him at the center of the Trump administration's effort to overhaul health care policy in America. "We believe in a United States that cares for everyone, where people matter more than corporations and insiders lining their pockets".
Price scores a zero on the HRC congressional scorecard and Griffins tweets: 'Trump administration should know that we're watching and HRC will hold each and every appointee accountable'.
Griffin's statement refers to a draft executive order circulating among federal advocacy groups that would enable anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of "religious freedom".
U.S. President Donald Trump's selection for health secretary was officially sworn in Friday at the White House by Vice President Mike Pence.
By confirming Tom Price - an enemy of Medicare and Medicaid, who pushed health-care policies that would directly increase his own net worth - Republicans have given Democrats the flawless villain for their story.