12 August, 2020

Trump health pick favors insurance for people with prior illness

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump's nominee to work the U.S. Department of Health insurance and Human Services told a U.S. panel on Tuesday that he really wants to ensure people that have pre-existing conditions can access medical insurance, though he couldn’t specify how.

Speaking prior to the Senate Committee on Finance, one of two committees that oversee this department, Representative Tom Price, a Georgia orthopedic surgeon said "nobody should really be priced right out of the industry for creating a bad diagnosis."

"I commit that we’ll not abandon of those with preexisting illness or disease," he explained.