LGBTQ Supporters Should Resist HHS PickDecember 19, 2016 |
by Daniel Summers
Donald Trump’s choice of Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to be the next secretary of health and human services has drawn what could charitably be called a mixed reaction. While some medical groups hastily issued statements in support of his nomination, many others have expressed grave concerns about the decisions he would make as head of HHS.
The response from groups dedicated to the health and welfare of LGBTQ people has been one of alarm. Given his terrible record as a member of Congress, should he be confirmed, our community will need to be vigilant in protecting access to medical care for the full range of our health needs.