FAH supports Alex Azar for HHS secretary

The Federation of American Hospitals publicized its support for Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of HHS.

The Senate will consider Mr. Azar's nomination Jan. 9. If approved, Mr. Azar will join the Trump administration after 10 years at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, where he served the latter half of his tenure as president of the U.S. division. Mr. Azar also has a background in politics and policy, clerking for the late Justice Antonin Scalia and later serving two terms as general counsel of HHS under President George W. Bush.

"Mr. Azar's years of experience in both the private and public sectors equips him well to effectively lead this complex agency," said FAH President and CEO Chip Khan in a statement. "We encourage the U.S. Senate to confirm Mr. Azar quickly. We look forward to working with him on further improving American healthcare delivery and financing."


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