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  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price, M.D., to Lead U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Statement attributable to:

    David W. Parke, II, M.D.
    CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology 

    “Rep. Tom Price, M.D., one of the nation’s most ardent champions of quality patient care, is an excellent choice to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We can think of no better voice to lead our nation’s critical health care programs, including Medicare, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. We’ve worked side-by-side with Rep. Price on numerous issues since he took office in 2005, and find him to be creative, thoughtful and committed to the idea that quality patient care must govern all policies that impact our nation’s health care system. Rep. Price is a trusted individual who works tirelessly to ensure that the federal government supports, rather than hinders, physicians’ abilities to ensure best outcomes. 

    “The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges our leaders in the U.S. Senate to take swift action and confirm Rep. Price for this critical position.”


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