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President-Elect Donald Trump

Donald Trump is elected as the next President of the United States of America for a reason. Among the promises made by him, the most notable one is the initiative to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which is the most cherished legislation of the Left for the past eight years. Specifically, Trump promised to remove the individual mandate, which has driven up the cost of health insurance plans and decreased the actual care that many people got.

It seems that the President-elect understands economics quite well. It is obvious that when you force people to buy something, its cost will go up and the quality will go down. The case remains the same for a product or a service. However, Obamacare was not about decreasing the healthcare charges; instead, some say that it was about increasing the power of the government over people and the program aimed at making people much dependent on the federal policies for their health care.

President-elect Donald Trump understands the danger of this. His selection for the secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, said that the promises made by Trump on his campaigns are more than just words. Dr. Price was one among the few Republicans who opposed the individual mandate of Obamacare. He even succeeded in putting an actual bill to oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but the bill was vetoed.

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The stab of Dr. Price at ACA was symbolic, like his nomination by Donald Trump. Like President-elect Donald Trump, Price is also much serious about changing things in the healthcare sector. However, reports say that Price is not just planning to change Obamacare, instead he believes that HHS is in urgent need of accounting and oversight.

Dr. Price says that HHS has an annual budget of more than a trillion dollars and a lion share of the money is spent on unnecessary things. Price is positive about controlling expenses at HHS and stop wasteful, extravagant, and inappropriate use of these dollars.

He noted that questionable activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a sub-bureaucracy under HHS umbrella, should be put to end soon. One among such disputed activities is the diversion of taxpayer dollars to an appendage of WHO, called the Agency for Research on Cancer, which is accused of using political science to classify things as carcinogens.