CABINET/HHS/TRUMP PEOPLE/TOM PRICE: “Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Wednesday he is obligated to uphold the Affordable Care Act as long it is in place but he didn’t commit to specific actions, including enforcing the requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have health coverage.
‘So long as the law is on the books, we at the department are obligated to uphold the law,’ Dr. Price, a former orthopedic surgeon, said at hearing on President Donald Trump’s HHS budget proposal.”

-Stephanie armour and Thomas M. Burton, “HHS Chief Tom Price, Without Specifics, Says He Will Uphold Health Law,” The Wall Street Journal online, March 29, 2017