Pres. Trump’s Pick to Lead Health and Human Services Advances

January 17, 2018
OAN Newsroom


President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services is one step closer to being confirmed.

FILE – In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Azar was a top HHS official during the George W. Bush administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Alex Azar was approved mostly by party lines by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

All Republicans voted in favor of the former pharmaceutical executive with one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper (Del.), voting for him.

Lawmakers have praised Azar saying his broad experience is a major asset that can help mitigate the corrosive effects of Obamacare.

The full Senate will now consider Azar in what is expected to be a fairly easy confirmation process.


6 Comments on "Pres. Trump’s Pick to Lead Health and Human Services Advances"

  1. L Arenz Shaff | January 18, 2018 at 1:18 am |

    As a licensed Mental Health Professional, I don’t understand why a Big Pharma guy would be qualified to address all of the bio-psycho-social elements of our broken Health and Human Services Division!

    • HarryObrian | January 18, 2018 at 5:41 am |

      Aren’t 90% of the population on some form of Big Pharma anti-depressants or mood altering drug? And aren’t the majority of mental health professionals responsible for that? And isn’t finger pointing blame passing a sign of the ineptness and weakness of our times?

      • L Arenz Shaff | January 18, 2018 at 6:55 am |

        This is exactly the kind of thinking that a big pharma guy might promote. Allowing pharmaceutical companies to advertise there products on TV and in print probably won’t change our population’s idea of a “quick fix”. Our health will improve more if people are led to take better care of themselves via diet, exercise, peace of mind and self expression rather than “taking a pill”. People have been taught that the only way to ‘feel better’ is via medications. I would like to see administration inspire people rather than medicate them.

  2. Harold Swift | January 17, 2018 at 5:46 pm |


    • And a new AG. Hillary should have been indited by a Grand Jury.

    • HarryObrian | January 18, 2018 at 5:48 am |

      Obviously it’s very hard to find someone with the required moral character to do that cleanup job. In reality it would take one or two people with standards higher than street johns to clean house but the obstruction from all the self-righteous hookers in Congress would make the job impossible. Nope, total corruption of the justice system was effectively installed about 25 years ago by the Clintoons and it has metastasized far too deep into the internal organs of the government for it ever to be eradicated.

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