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November 13, 2017, The Hill, Rachel Roubein- President Trump on Monday tapped Alex Azar for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), a role vacated by Tom Price in late September amid revelations that Price took repeated trips on government and private jets that cost taxpayers more than $1 million. “Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary,” Trump tweeted. “He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!” Azar has a deep knowledge of the regulatory process, those who worked with him said, but Democrats are likely to raise red flags on how he’ll handle ObamaCare and drug prices. The role is high-profile, tasked with overseeing various facets of health care, from Medicare and Medicaid to drug approvals and disease control - and most controversially, the implementation of the health-care law Republicans want to tear down.The GOP controls 52 seats, and Azar only needs 51 votes to win Senate confirmation.
November 13, 2017, The Hill, Jessie Hellmann- ObamaCare is entering its third week of open enrollment and supporters are watching to see if the fast pace of sign ups will continue. About 600,000 people signed up for ObamaCare plans in the first four days of enrollment, the Trump administration announced Thursday. About twice as many people signed up on the first day, Nov. 1, this year compared to last year. That’s an average of 150,000 sign-ups per day for the first four days this year, compared to about 84,000 per day for the first 12 days last year. There is no data for the first four days of last year.
The results show that while the Trump administration cut ObamaCare’s advertising and outreach budget, people are signing up in record numbers.ocate.