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Trump's health and human services nominee vows health care for 'every single American'

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health and human services secretary, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), stressed the vitality of "choice" while promising health care access for "every single American" in his Senate hearing Wednesday.

Price laid out his six principles for health care, including "affordability, accessibility, quality, responsiveness, innovation, and choices." "No one is interested in pulling the rug out from anybody," he said, addressing many Americans' concerns about losing their insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Many on the left were unimpressed by his promises, though, with both Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ripping into Price's promises:

While Price will likely be confirmed, Democrats are eager to weaken him as much as possible during his hearing due to his plans to dismantle ObamaCare.