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Health Insurers Worry about Trump’s HHS Choice


by Bruce Japsen

Now that Dr. Tom Price, a Republican congressman, has been picked by Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, insurers fear an assault on narrow networks, reimbursement tied to outcomes and related value-based care models.

“Dr. Price understands that there is a critical need to reduce the administrative burden that has been placed on today’s physician–so they can focus on patient care–and he knows that we need to reduce the amount of control the federal government and big health insurance companies have on our healthcare system,” Dr. Steven Walsh, president of the Medical Association of Georgia, said in endorsing Price as HHS Secretary.

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