This morning at 10 am ET, Republican Congressman and Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, M.D., began his second confirmation hearing, this time with the Senate Finance Committee. Last Tuesday, Price was grilled by the Senate Health Committee. Today’s panel is the only one of the two committees with the power to vote on his nomination. Once today’s committee has wrapped up their questioning, they will vote on his nomination. If affirmed, the Senate Finance Committee moves the vote to the full Senate who will then affirm or deny Tom Price as Secretary of HHS.
Price Aims to Limit Medical Malpractice Payouts
To recap, Tom Price is a staunch advocate of legal reform as it pertains to healthcare. Price is a proponent of caps on damages, revamping Medicare/Medicaid and has also said he will push for national health guidelines that physicians must follow when diagnosing a patient and recommending treatment. We encourage you to read Levin and Perconti’s recent review of Tom Price’s proposed changes to the U.S. healthcare system.