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Trump Names VA Secretary, Declares War on High Drug Prices

Outlines repeal-and-replace plan for Affordable Care Act

David Shulkin, MD, currently Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the department’s top job, Trump announced at a news conference in New York City on Tuesday.

“One of the commitments I made is that we’re going to straighten out the whole situation for our veterans,” Trump said. “Our veterans have been treated horribly. They are waiting in line 15, 16, 17 days [for healthcare]; there are cases where they go in and have a minor, early-stage form of cancer, and by the time they get to the doctor, they’re terminal. That’s not going to happen. David is going to do a fantastic job.”

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