Trump has chosen a man who understands the medical system as a practicing physician. In the past, leaders have been from other sectors of government who in many cases were assessed on performance as heads of other departments. Few physicians are confident in non clinicians when it comes to making medical decisions.
Just recently chair of the House Budget Committee, Dr Price has been an adamant foe of the ACA and government regulation that he considers burdensome for physicians. Trump has said that once confirmed, Dr Price will work with the White House to introduce a plan to replace the healthcare reform law, one that will provide "insurance for everybody." If confirmed, the orthopedic surgeon would then help implement the replacement plan.
Senate Finance Committee OKs Tom Price, MD, for HHS Chief