A Few Changes the New HHS Secretary Can Make in the Short Term

Feb 28, 2017 / Michael Natalie, Horsesmouth Associate Editor

Our new conservative Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, was confirmed by Congress this month. Though the secretary cannot legislate, he can set the agenda in other ways—for instance, by changing how statutory laws are enforced. He may defang certain rules, while ramping up the enforcement of others.

Dr. Price’s potential next moves are analyzed here by Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News.


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