Orthopedic surgeon and Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-Ga.) is currently the House Budget Committee chairman heading into 2017, when the new Republican president and Congress are expected to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a report in AJC.
The paper also pegged him as a potential candidate for the HHS secretary in a Trump presidency, along with Ben Carson, MD.
Dr. Price reportedly laughed when asked about the potential appointment, but said he would serve however he could best benefit his constituents in Georgia and the citizens of the United States. He may also be preparing for a potential run for governor of Georgia in 2018, according to the report.
Dr. Price earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He became a senator in 1996 and has won re-election since then, the third and fourth terms were unopposed.