Congratulations Dr. Tom Price, New Secretary of Health and Human Services
February 10, 2017
Cypress Concierge Medicine could not be more encouraged with the confirmation of Dr. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. His knowledge and understanding of the struggles facing physicians and their ability to care for their patients makes him truly the right choice to lead HHS. Additionally, Dr. Price has been an outspoken advocate for concierge medicine. Our current healthcare system has resulted in limiting choices for both patients and their physicians. Cypress is confident that Dr. Price will positively impact the direction of what remains the finest Healthcare in the world. Congratulations Dr. Price!
-Richard Doughty, CEO
The following is an excerpt from Healthpayer Intelligence. Read the full article here.
On February 1, House Representative Tom Price, R-Ga., was officially nominated as the Secretary for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), according to the US News & World Report. The Senate Finance Committee moved forward with voting in Price despite Democratic Senators boycotting the vote.
As Congress navigates the minefields of tax reform, healthcare reform and other vitally important matters, we need willing and competent partners to lead these crucial executive branch departments,” Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said regarding the nomination of Tom Price for HHS Secretary and Steven Mnuchin for the Treasury Department Secretary. “I believe these two nominees can and will provide the necessary leadership that will allow us to be successful in these many endeavors, and I look forward to their nominations being considered by the full Senate.”
The Republican-backed Senate Finance Committee blocked its rules that required at least one member of both parties to be present for voting in cabinet picks. The boycott was due to a number of issues brought up during the confirmation hearing including Tom Price’s financial investments in medical companies. Price will lead HHS into forming a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act before the major healthcare law is fully repealed.
Rep. Tom Price’s view for the future of medical coverage and the Affordable Care Act is ensuring that every American has access to healthcare. During confirmation hearings, Price stated that he would make “sure that people had access to the kinds of health care they wanted and the feasibility to pay for it.”