Feb 10, 2017 By Onan Coca
In the very early hours of Friday morning, as most of the nation laid deep in slumber, the Senate finally confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Once again the vote was split along party lines with 52 Republican voting to confirm and 47 Democrats voting against confirmation. The entire week has been a long hard slog for the Senate as the Democrat minority continues to oppose every single cabinet nominee with seemingly unfettered fury.
The Senate stayed in session for 57 straight hours from Monday to Wednesday as Democrats spoke through the night in opposition to the confirmations of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Democrats also oppose Price, they adjourned Wednesday night because of fatigue of lawmakers, staff and the non-political employees who staff the Senate floor.
Price will have the unenviable task of dismantling Obamacare even as the Democrat Party plans to fight, tooth and nail, to save the disastrous Healthcare law.
Price is a 3rd-generation doctor who has made healthcare and healthcare policy his life’s work, he is eminently qualified for this position and his experience is second to none. Along with that experience, he knows that Obamacare is a disaster and that it has hurt our nation’s quality of healthcare, he has offered solution after solution to the problem but Democrats have always refused to listen. Now, he’ll be in a position to make them listen. HHS (and our nation) is in good hands with Dr. Tom Price.