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Democrats Target Price Nomination in Proxy Fight on Health Care

  • HHS choice wants to dismantle Obamacare, revise Medicare
  • Schumer says Republicans plan a ‘war on seniors’ in 2017
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Trump Picks Obamacare Critic Rep. Tom Price for HHS

Senate Democrats plan to put up a fight against Donald Trump’s choice of Representative Tom Price to become secretary of Health and Human Services, though members of the minority party know they can’t block confirmation by themselves.

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, who becomes minority leader in January, said Tuesday that Democrats could block Price if a few Republicans join them. Price of Georgia has led efforts to dismantle Obamacare and backs offering Medicare recipients a fixed sum to shop for private coverage.