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Trump's health pick set to defend investments at U.S. Senate hearing

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Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price (R-GA) announces the House Budget during a press conferenceBy Toni Clarke and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary was expected to face hard questions from a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday about his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia orthopedic surgeon who has been in politics for more than 20 years, was chosen by fellow Republican Trump, who will become president on Friday, to head an agency that manages scores of healthcare programs. The Department of Health and Human Services runs the Medicare program for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in 2010 and brought health insurance coverage to millions of Americans who previously lacked it.

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