Say NO to Tom Price Confirmation!
January 23, 2017
Confirmation of Trump's nominee for Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary, Georgia Representative Tom Price, threatens the health of millions of people in the U.S., including people living with and vulnerable to HIV. Price's commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gut Medicaid and remove critical consumer protections makes clear his lack of concern for America's health.
As head of HHS, Price would supervise numerous agencies that oversee critical operations and programs that impact HIV. CDC, FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and NIH are just a few. We can't allow someone committed to dismantling essential systems of prevention, care and research to lead those same systems. As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "nominating Congressman Price to be [HHS] secretary is akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house."
If Tom Price is confirmed as the HHS Secretary our communities will pay the price. Contact your senators and urge them to reject Price's nomination and demand a HHS secretary who will meet our health care needs.
This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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