A Closer Look At Trump’s Pick To Lead HHS
Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Tom Price, spent three years on the board of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. During that time, he defended the behavior of its CEO, who came under fire for spending public money on everything from travel and steak dinners to Super Bowl tickets. Meanwhile, Azar is supportive of experimental Obamacare payment programs that Price ended.
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Health Nominee Azar Is No Stranger To Management Controversy
Alex Azar, who’s in line to replace a Trump Cabinet secretary who was forced out in controversy, is no stranger to sticky management problems. In Washington, he’s been nominated to replace Tom Price, who resigned in September over questions about his use of private jets. Back in Indiana, Azar was an influential member of a public airport board, tasked with oversight of human resources matters, when he defended the conduct of the airport CEO who was under fire for spending public money on travel, golf fees, steak dinners and Super Bowl tickets. (Slodysko, 12/1)
Trump Health Nominee Embraces Obamacare Programs The Last Guy Ended
President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee Medicare says he’s a fan of paying doctors and hospitals in new, potentially more efficient ways through experimental payment programs set up under Obamacare. The federal agency he’s been picked and that administers the programs to run just killed off three of them. (Armstrong, 11/30)