WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement upon confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
"For Americans struggling under Obamacare, today is a big step forward. Having Dr. Tom Price at the helm of HHS gives us a committed ally in our work to repeal and replace Obamacare and finally provide Americans with a better system. As we have made clear, the time for patient-centered reform is now, and Tom is—without question—the leader at HHS we need to make it happen. We look forward to working with him to expand access to quality, affordable health care."