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CABINET/HEALTHCARE/HHS/OBAMACARE(ACA)/POLITICS/TRUMP PEOPLE/TOM PRICE: “While President Donald Trump insisted Congress repeal Obamacare within his first 100 days, the legislation was rushed, according to his Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price, and that’s why the Republicans failed.
But the recent setback will not deter the Trump administration, he said during an interview at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Price runs a department with a budget of more than $1 trillion dollars and more than 80,000 employees who do work that he said touches on ‘the lives of every single American.’ The orthopedic surgeon — the third doctor to hold the secretary position — said he was visiting Georgia on Tuesday [4-18-17] and Wednesday to meet leaders at the CDC. He also gave a speech Wednesday about the country’s growing opioid epidemic at the National RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit.
‘Recovery is possible for every single individual,’ Price said in addressing the summit attendees. ‘America is not giving up on this fight. Surrender simply is not an option. The stakes are too high and the value of every life is too precious.’ “

-Jen Christensen, “Secretary Tom Price wants to fix US healthcare,” CNN Health, CNN.com, April 20, 2017 6:51am

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