Trump did not mention his plans for the health law in his inaugural address but later that day signed an order intended to “minimize the economic burden” of the health law.
From nutrition assistance programs to preventing food-borne illness, the Agriculture Department is keenly involved in health policy.
Price and another influential GOP congressman got a discounted deal as an Australian firm seeking federal approval sought “sophisticated U.S. investors.”
Rep. Tom Price advocated on everything from a sperm test to a hot pepper ingredient on behalf of medical interests that included campaign donors.
As a Republican congressman, orthopedic surgeon Tom Price introduced bills to protect doctors’ financial interests.
Trump backers expressed support for some of the health law’s consumer protections, such as allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26.
Seema Verma is a consultant who was Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s health policy advisor when he was governor of Indiana, playing a key role in Medicaid expansion in that state.
Republican efforts to get rid of the federal health law are expected to take some time to work through Congress and leaders have promised to give consumers time to adjust to those changes.