Things are Heating Up in Trump Tower

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Things are heating up in Trump Tower, and everybody is watching.

As President-elect Trump starts selecting his cabinet, there are some interesting picks to the “dream team” for President-elect Donald Trump. He named a vociferous Obamacare critic and an Indiana policy consultant to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Republican Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards.

As for the repeal and replace ideas, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that the Republicans’ plan for repealing the 2010 health care law is moving forward with the anticipated use of an expedited budget process early next year.

The move would mimic a plan that Republicans used to try to gut the law in 2015 but that President Barack Obama vetoed. Though President-elect Donald Trump is expected to sign a repeal bill into law, McCarthy indicated that the process, known as reconciliation and designed to avoid Senate filibusters, would not be employed to develop a plan to replace the health law.

Repealing is easier and faster because that can be a 51-vite, “The California Republican said in an interview with the Washington Post’s James Hohmann.  “Replacing, that is going to be 60 votes.”

Stay tuned to our blog for more information. 

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