House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price was one of the first congressmen to tell people Obamacare would kill granny and kick their dog, and Price has now been nominated to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Mr. Price, a 62-year-old former orthopedic surgeon, is one of several GOP physicians who sought to carve out a leading role in shaping the party’s health policy and, in particular, the party’s alternative vision to Democrats’ Affordable Care Act.
Much of his criticism of the law has centered on the authority it gives to the federal government, and to the agency that he may now head.
Price is also a proponent of privatizing Medicare which is certainly on the table now that Republicans will control both chambers of Congress and the White House.
Despot-elect Donald Trump told his supporters on the campaign trail that he would "protect Medicare," but privatizing it could very well be his idea of "protecting" it. That certainly seems to be the way Tom Price sees things.