Earlier today Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Dr. Tom Price submitted his resignation to President Trump, who accepted Dr. Price’s decision to step down. Dr. Price’s decision follows news of his use of private chartered planes for official government business.
NAHU has worked closely with Dr. Price, both in his capacity as a member of Congress representing the 6th district in Georgia and during his time as secretary of HHS. While we are disappointed that we will not be continuing to work with him as we pursue regulatory changes to stabilize the market, we will continue to work with the many other Trump appointees and career staff at HHS with whom we have built relationships, some spanning decades of service to the government.
Don J. Wright of Virginia has been designated as the acting secretary of HHS. Wright serves as the deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. We look forward to working with Wright in this new capacity, and will assist the administration and Senate in their process to appoint and confirm a secretary of HHS.