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    Obamacare Critic to Lead HHS, Petraeus in Running for State

    He’s bringing his scalpel. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, an orthopedic surgeon who authored an Affordable Care Act replacement plan, has been tapped to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Price’s plan leaves some of the structure of Obamacare in place, but defunds it — which could see insurance companies exit the program to avoid the expenses of covering policy-holders’ adult children and pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, Donald Trump met with former Gen. David Petraeus in his ongoing quest to find a secretary of state.

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