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HHS Nominee Alex Azar Heads To Hill To Face Questions On Pharma Ties, Health Law Views

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services will answer senators’ questions Wednesday during his first confirmation hearing. Drug pricing and Obamacare are expected to top the subject list.

Politico: Trump’s Pick For Health Secretary Messages He’s No Tom Price To Republicans, President Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services secretary is competence personified — an able manager who can get the agency back on track after the tumult of Tom Price’s brief tenure and forced resignation. To Democrats, Alex Azar is a pharmaceutical industry shill who knows a lot more about raising drug prices than lowering them. (Cancryn, 11/29)

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SOURCE: Kaiser Health News; https://khn.org/morning-breakout/if-hhs-nominee-is-approved-hes-set-to-inherit-an-hhs-rocked-by-internal-strife-dysfunction/

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