Alex Azar Tapped to be Next Health and Human Services Secretary
President Trump on Monday nominated Alex Azar to succeed former Secretary Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar, a former George W. Bush White House official and pharmaceutical executive, now faces the confirmation process in the Senate, where he will be evaluated by members of the Finance and HELP committees. If confirmed, he will oversee an ambitious White House health policy agenda, which includes potential efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, lowering prescription drug prices, and addressing the opioid epidemic that continues to devastate the country. For more on President Trump’s nomination of Alex Azar, see this article from POLITICO.