Congressman Tim Ryan Criticizes Selection of Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement criticizing President-elect Trump’s selection of Tom Price as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

“It is incredibly troubling that President-elect Trump has selected a Secretary of Health and Human Services who has dedicated himself to repealing reforms that gave 20 million Americans access to health insurance and disallowed insurance companies from discriminating against citizens with pre-existing conditions. Further, while millions of seniors depend on Medicare, Dr. Price continues his campaign to end the Medicare guarantee by turning it into a voucher program. 

“If Dr. Price is going to defend the health and wellbeing of America’s citizens, he needs to abandon these destructive policies and, instead, work with Democrats to protect Medicare; lower prescription drug costs; ensure every citizen access to affordable health insurance; and defend a women’s right to make her own health decisions—without incurring unreasonable costs or hurdles.”