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Trump pledged to protect Medicare. His choice for health secretary has other ideas

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Health and Human Services secretary. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Health and Human Services secretary. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

President-elect Donald Trump reassured voters during his insurgent political campaign that he would protect Medicare, Social Security and other popular federal assistance programs.

But in tapping Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, he has elevated one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans, a long-held conservative goal.

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