Nominations for HHS and CMMS

President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Congressman Tom Price (R, GA) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma to be Administrator of HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The two are well positioned and experienced to spearhead the effort to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health insurance environment that actually will provide low-cost, broad-ranging health insurance in a competitive market.

Senate Democrats already are digging in their heels, though.

The incoming Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, said he’s urging his Democratic colleagues to give Mr Price “a thorough, thorough vetting,” and said Mr Price’s Medicare proposals are tantamount to privatizing the program.

Here comes another Democrat effort at Borking a nominee.

And about that bit concerning privatizing Medicare: Schumer and his colleagues loudly object to that (recall their dishonesty about pushing Grandma off a cliff), but they also very carefully decline to say either what is so bad about Americans exercising their own judgment concerning their money and their health care (instead of Democrats’ judgment) or what a Democrat solution would look like—except to continue throwing money at the problem even though their prior 40 years of throwing money at it has produced nothing but wasted dollars.

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