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Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón

Representing Puerto Rico

González-Colón congratulates Tom Price on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services

February 10, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon congratulated her friend and former House colleague Tom Price on his confirmation by the US Senate as the new Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. "I am glad to receive the news of the confirmation of my friend, Dr. Tom Price, as the new Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. As a physician and legislator, he knows first-hand the real needs of the patients and the needs of the health system in Puerto Rico,” said Gonzalez.

“The confirmation of my friend, Dr. Tom Price, as the new Secretary of HHS can be expected to be a giant step towards Puerto Rico avoiding the Obamacare Medicaid cliff and equal inclusion in the new healthcare model to be adopted by the Trump Administration,” Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon said this morning. 

Gonzalez recalled that she began talking to her fellow national Republican “about the problem shortly after my election last November, when Tom was still a member of Congress and chaired the House Budget Committee, and he pledged to work with me on it as soon as he became Secretary. His confirmation is good news for Puerto Rico and the Nation and I want to congratulate him wholeheartedly on this achievement,” she added. 

“I look forward to continuing working with now HHS Secretary Price on the very tough challenges facing Puerto Rico, but particularly on the establishment of an extension of the island’s current Medicaid funding level until the Obamacare replacement model is implemented,” concluded the Resident Commissioner.    

 

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