How HHS Secretary Nominee Price’s plan could change ACA forever

December 22, 2016 By Brian Higgins and Rhonda Schechter
Employee Benefit Adviser

Throughout his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump criticized President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Now, Trump has chosen Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and he will be charged with repealing or replacing the ACA. Price, a six-term Congressman and orthopedic surgeon, has introduced legislation every year since 2009 to replace the ACA. Price’s proposal, called the “Empowering Patients First Act,” provides some clues regarding the future of the ACA under the incoming administration.

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