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President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary


November 14, 2017

President Donald Trump has picked a new leader for the Department of Health and Human Services, the parent agency of the Indian Health Service.

Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, may be familiar to some in Indian Country, having served in top leadership posts at the department in the George W. Bush administration. During that era, HHS, the White House and their Republican allies in Congress mounted stiff resistance as tribes sought to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


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