WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement applauding the nomination of U.S. Representative Tom Price, M.D., R-Ga.-06, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Tom Price is a true leader in Congress and an exceptional choice to head up the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With his background as a practicing physician, Tom will bring real world experience and a single-minded focus on the needs of patients to this vital role. I fully support his nomination and am confident that he will put the department back to work for the American people.
“Tom doesn't just talk about replacing Obamacare -- he's put years of thought and hard work into developing a plan that can actually make health care more affordable and accessible. By nominating Tom to fill this post, President-elect Trump is signaling his commitment to repealing Obamacare. With Tom at the helm, we can begin implementing free-market principles that will increase choice and lower the cost of health care for families and businesses.
“I congratulate my good friend and a great Georgian, Tom Price.”