Chairman Crowley Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

Nov 13, 2017 Issues: Health Care

(Queens, NY) –  House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the nomination of Alex Azar as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary:

“President Trump’s administration continues to destabilize and sabotage our nation’s health care system – putting millions of Americans at risk of losing access to quality and affordable care. As an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act, I’m highly concerned about the nomination of Alex Azar. The Department of Health and Human Services secretary’s first priority should be the health and well-being of the American people, and that includes ensuring the law of the land is successfully implemented.

“If confirmed, Mr. Azar should pledge to work with Democrats to make meaningful improvements to the American health care system that will lower costs, increase access, and improve care for all Americans.”