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Sec­re­tary Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)

The or­tho­pe­dic sur­geon is primed to dis­man­tle the ACA and will push for more state con­trol over health spend­ing. Democrats have seized on re­ports that he used his in­flu­ence on be­half of health­care com­pa­nies in his stock port­fo­lio and that have con­trib­uted to his cam­paign.

CMS ad­min­is­tra­tor Seema Verma

As a con­sul­tant to GOP gov­er­nors, she helped in­fuse Med­i­caid waivers with con­ser­va­tive pol­icy ideas such as In­di­ana’s re­quire­ment that ben­e­fi­cia­ries pay into health sav­ings ac­counts.

FDA com­mis­sioner

Names floated in­clude Balaji

Srinivasan, who co-founded a ge­netic test­ing com­pany, and Jim O’Neill, a former HHS of­fi­cial who’s now with an in­vest­ment firm run by Trump con­fi­dant Peter Thiel. Both made their names as lib­er­tar­i­ans in Sil­i­con Val­ley. An­other can­di­date is Dr. Scott Got­tlieb, a res­i­dent fel­low at the Amer­i­can En­ter­prise In­sti­tute.

CDC di­rec­tor

With Trump yet to name any­one to run the CDC,

Dr. Anne Schuchat, an epi­demi­ol­o­gist who joined the agency in 1988 and has served as prin­ci­pal deputy di­rec­tor, will as­sume in­terim lead­er­ship.

Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health

On the eve of his in­au­gu­ra­tion, Trump asked

Dr. Fran­cis Collins to stay

on, at least for now. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama tapped Collins, known for his lead­er­ship of the Hu­man Genome Project, to run the NIH in 2009.

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