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Tom Price, Obamacare critic, is Trump's pick for Health Secretary

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>> President-elect Donald Trump picking an outspoken critic of ObamaCare for the top healthcare position in his cabinet. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon and six-term Republican congressman from Georgia named Trump's health and human services secretary on Tuesday. An early Trump supporter, Price is currently the Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
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He has long championed the plan of tax credits, expanded health savings accounts, and reforms to replace ObamaCare. Price is one-half of what Trump is expected to cast as his dream team to help repeal the Affordable Care Act. The other being another Tuesday appointee, Consultant Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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A powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Verma worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana, on a compromise to expand Medicaid coverage for the state's poor with Federal funding. Trump has said he will replace Obamacare, with a plan to give states more control over the Medicaid health plan for the poor and allow insurers to sell plans nationally.
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While also saying he will consider keeping parts of the Affordable Care Act in place after meeting with President Obama.