The White House just nominated Alex Azar as top health official, replacing Tom Price after his private plane scandal
The White House just named Alex Azar as its new nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services.
Azar is President Donald Trump’s choice to replace Tom Price. Price resigned from the position in September following a scandal over his use of private jets that reportedly cost taxpayers more than $1 million.
Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2017
Azar worked as HHS deputy secretary from 2005 to 2007 under President George W. Bush.
President Donald Trump's former HHS secretary, Tom Price, resigned in response to reports that his use of private jets cost taxpayers more than $1 million.