Nov. 16, 2016: Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the Elevator in the Trump Tower in New York.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Head of the Department of health and Human Services, two sources close to the transition told Fox News late Monday evening.
Trump was expected to formally award nomination to announce on Tuesday morning.
In the case of confirmation by the Senate, will play the Central role in the Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Trump has pledged to measure and quickly move on to the revision of his predecessor’s signature, but was vague, to see what he hopes in an exchange account.
The President-elect has said, he preferred the provisions that allow young people to stay on their parents ‘ health insurance, prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.
Price, a 62-year-old six-term Congressman and orthopaedic surgeon, Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the past two years. A voracious reader, conservative of the Atlanta suburbs, price works closely with house speaker Ryan to mount a GOP budget to reduce the annual deficit.
Last week, price said that what Republicans do to replace Obama’s health care reform law bears a “substantial similarity” to a up to 2015 to measure, was vetoed by the President. Bill would have gutted some of the health care law’s main features: – Medicaid expansion, subsidies to help middle-class Americans buy private policies, the tax, the penalties for people who refused coverage and more taxes to support coverage expansion. The bill would have delayed implementation for two years.
Price insisted that the Republicans keep the protective measures for those with pre-existing medical conditions without mandating that people cover, or the payment of a contractual penalty in support of an expanded insurance pool wear. Price said want to appeal to Republicans “the real cost drivers” of health-care-price spikes, he said, were not necessarily sicker patients, but a high density of regulation, taxes and lawsuits against doctors.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez and the Associated Press contributed to this report.