President-elect Trump has chosen Tom Price, a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, to run the Department of Health and Human Services. Price's ACA alternative proved to be a foundational piece of House Speaker Paul Ryan's health policy proposal.
Here's how health policy wonks, media pundits, and politicians reacted to the news on Twitter:
Rep. Tom Price could reverse ACA progress & threaten reproductive care, Medicare & Medicaid. Very discouraged by this pick #CoverageMatters— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 29, 2016
Dr. Tom Price will put families back in charge of their health care instead of the federal government. pic.twitter.com/jGExsMl7sS— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 29, 2016
Hello it's 11:36 p.m. please enjoy this 2,000 word explainer on Rep. Tom Price's Obamacare repeal bill. https://t.co/Mbb3wjD4jq— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) November 29, 2016