Donald J.Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, his nominee for Health and Human Services is on the verge of taking charge of the agency, the administration is weighing and taking daily action on federal regulations, and we’re on the cusp of even more significant debates over health care in the United States.
Here’s my assessment of week one under President Trump: his actions on things like the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Mexico City Policy, federal hiring and regulation freezes, and daily rhetoric/Tweets indicate he meant most of what he said during the campaign. He cares about creating new jobs, undoing much of the Obama legislative and regulatory “legacy,” and is open to Big League reform, whether it be done through executive actions or by Congress.
So what? Soon-to-be HHS Secretary Tom Price, the next head of the Food and Drug Administration, and key legislative champions for the industry (Senator Ron Johnson & Congressman Duncan Hunter among them) all need to be on the same page very soon so that we too can be included in the draining of the status quo swamp. What does this industry want or need immediately from the administration? What does it need long term from Congress? Think on it. Let me know your thoughts. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategic Initiatives Director
Americans for Tax Reform