• Trump selects Chao for transportation secretary, Rep. Price to head HHS

    One year ago - By The Morning Call

    President-elect Donald Trump made two Cabinet selections on Tuesday, choosing fierce Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the Cabinet of George W. Bush, to serve as the secretary of the Department of Transportation. ...
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  • Donald Trump Announces Tom Price for HHS Chief

    One year ago - By Bloomberg

    President-elect Donald Trump nominated Republican Representative Tom Price, one of the Congress's main critics of Obamacare, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Bloomberg Politics' Anna Edney also reports on the future of Obamacare on "Bloomberg Markets."
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  • The Latest: Trump picks Chao for transportation secretary

    One year ago - By xFinity

    NEW YORK - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his administration :
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  • Trump's new Cabinet pick wants to destroy Obamacare

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    Georgia Rep. Tom Price on Tuesday was nominated as the new secretary of health and human Services by President-elect Donald Trump.
    Price has an impressive record in the healthcare field, as a former orthopedic surgeon. He is also a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, and perhaps signals Trump's seriousness in intending to dismantle the law.
    "The Trump administration's mantra has been that the ACA is a disaster and the only way to fix it is to repeal and replace it, and this appointment seems to confirm that idea," Timothy Jost , a law professor and...
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  • What Donald Trump's Cabinet Pick Means for the Future of Obamacare

    One year ago - By Time

    President-elect Donald Trump's decision to appoint Rep. Tom Price, a conservative from Georgia and a passionate critic of the Affordable Care Act, to head the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services is a strong indication that Obamacare is not long for this world.
    After meeting with President Obama in early November, Trump suggested to reporters that he may not outright repeal the law, saying he liked two of its most popular provisions: the rule allowing young adults to remain on their parents' health care plans until they are 26 and the prohibition barring insurers from...
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  • Trump chooses Elaine Chao to be transportation secretary

    One year ago - By The Washington Post

    The former Bush administration official's nomination follows that of Rep. Tom Price, who was picked to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
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  • Donald Trump Reportedly Picks Elaine Chao To Lead Department Of Transportation

    Donald Trump Reportedly Picks Elaine Chao To Lead Department Of Transportation

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, Politico and Reuters reported Tuesday.
    Chao, 63, has a substantial record of government service and would be a conventional choice to lead the department. She previously served as secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009, becoming first Asian-American woman in U.S. history to be granted a Cabinet position. Her experience also includes stints as deputy transportation secretary under former President George W. Bush, chair of the Federal Maritime Commission and director of the Peace Corps.
    Chao is...
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  • Why Trump's Obamacare-Hating Health Pick Has an Uphill Battle

    One year ago - By Vanity Fair

    Tom Price's appointment as secretary of Health and Human Services puts the Affordable Care Act in severe jeopardy.
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  • A first move to dump Obamacare? Let's talk about flag-burning

    A first move to dump Obamacare? Let's talk about flag-burning

    One year ago - By AJC

    At 6:53 a.m. today, the transition machine of Donald Trump announced that U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell would be the president-elect's choice for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    This is the Trump administration's first concrete move to fulfill the candidate's promise of dumping the Affordable Care Act, perhaps the most volatile domestic aspect of the New York businessman's victory. For it could deprive millions of a benefit, i.e. health care insurance, that is now in hand.
    Within two minutes of his announcement, at 6:55 a.m., the president-elect decided we...
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  • Donald Trump's Health Secretary Pick Literally Ran Away From Birther Question

    Donald Trump's Health Secretary Pick Literally Ran Away From Birther Question

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    Rep. Tom Price , the Obamacare opponent President-elect Donald Trump has picked to head the Department of Health and Human Services, once balked at a question about President Barack Obama's birthplace.
    In July 2009, The Huffington Post sent reporter Mike Stark to ask Republican congressmen on camera whether they agreed with the racist conspiracy theory gaining traction at the time that Obama was not born in the United States and therefore not permitted to serve as president.
    Many of the Republican House members HuffPost spoke to either refused to answer or implied that the questions about...
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  • Obamacare is in serious trouble thanks to Trump's new cabinet pick

    Obamacare is in serious trouble thanks to Trump's new cabinet pick

    One year ago - By Think Progress

    Potential Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is one of Affordable Care Act's fiercest critics. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., stands in an elevator as he arrives at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. CREDIT: AP/Carolyn Kaster Rep.Tom Price , one of the fiercest critics of the Affordable Care Act, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Health and Human Services secretary. By selecting Price to lead the agency, Trump has indicated that he intends to systematically dismantle the law - despite hinting otherwise shortly after he was elected. Price, an orthopedic surgeon...
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  • Rep. McCarthy: Tom Price is 'perfect fit' to lead HHS

    One year ago - By The Washington Post

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told The Washington Post's James Hohmann, Nov. 29, that Rep. Tom Price was a good pick to lead President-elect Donald Trump's Department of Health and Human Services.
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  • Trump Mulls General David Petraeus for Secretary of State Despite Email and Intel Scandal

    Trump Mulls General David Petraeus for Secretary of State Despite Email and Intel Scandal

    One year ago - By Newsweek

    Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state is shaping up to be a critical and defining moment for the president-elect. Unlike his picks to lead the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Justice, for which Trump nominated Tom Price and Jeff Sessions, respectively, his choice for secretary of state is not just about how the new government will affect Americans, but how it will deal with the world at large.
    On Monday, Trump met with yet another candidate, retired General David Petraeus, who pled guilty to mishandling classified information in 2015, three years after...
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  • Trump Selects Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

    One year ago - By Bloomberg

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker offers background on Price and looks at the competition for Secretary of State on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
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  • President-elect Donald Trump picks Tom Price as HHS secretary

    One year ago - By ABC

    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
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