Family Research Council


Urge your Senators to Act Immediately to Confirm Tom Price as Secretary of HHS!
January 30, 2017 - Monday

Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) is an orthopaedic surgeon who entered politics with a desire to serve. Tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee will vote on the nomination of Dr. Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and a full Senate vote will follow. We urge you to call your senators in support of his confirmation.

President Trump nominated Dr. Price knowing his desire to advance positive policy solutions with principled leadership. Dr. Price is uniquely qualified for the position of Secretary of HHS, having decades of experience as a doctor and having served in leadership positions in the House of Representatives, including as Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget.

The Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of spending $1.1 trillion annually. HHS is the Department that governs Medicaid, Medicare, and other healthcare-related issues, like the implementation of Obamacare. During the course of the Obama administration, HHS issued egregious regulations including the contraceptive mandate, which required even the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns, to have contraceptive coverage in their insurance plan. In the last year, HHS also issued a regulation redefining sex to include gender identity and requiring medical providers who provide hormone therapy for people with hormonal disorders to also provide hormone treatment for people seeking to transition from one sex to the other. Dr. Price is the person to roll back these politically driven regulations that lack medical justification and to protect the consciences of employers, employees, and medical providers.

Dr. Price’s confirmation hearings over the last two weeks made it clear he is just the man for the job. Dr. Price highlighted his concern for the American people and his desire for all Americans to have access to world-renown care. He noted that though more people may have insurance coverage under Obamacare, people’s deductibles and premiums have gone up exponentially which causes them to have poor healthcare, even though they have insurance coverage.

Call your Senators today at (202) 224-3121,or email them at the link below and ask them to support the immediate confirmation of Representative Price to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States.