Trump’s HHS nominee Tom Price “bad for our nation’s health”



Washington, DC, November 30, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is condemning the nomination of Tom Price as the nation’s next Secretary of Health and Human Services as a foe to reproductive health care, Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid.

“The Trump Pence Administration is replete with well-known opponents of progress—and most recently with Tom Price’s nomination as HHS secretary. This is someone who will do everything in his power to strip away reproductive rights, destroy Obamacare and gut Medicare and Medicaid. This destructive approach would be a setback for our nation’s health and well-being. Let’s be quite clear: if confirmed, Price’s decisions will impact the health and social services of millions of people — especially the most vulnerable populations  who rely upon access to quality, affordable, culturally competent care. If confirmed, Tom Price would steer HHS in a dangerous direction that’s motivated by profit and the desire to control our bodies,’ said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.

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CONTACT:
Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director
213-842-7564
jamaro@thetaskforce.org