Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chair of the Senate committee that heard from Tom Price, represents the home state of HCA, a giant hospital company. (Photo: Lamar's office)

A Senate confirmation hearing on Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, revealed more about the thinking of Senate Republicans who want to shore up the current commercial health insurance system while working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act system.  

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee brought Price, a Republican representative from Georgia, in for a confirmation hearing Wednesday. As the head of HHS, Price would oversee Medicare, Medicaid, the Medicaid nursing home benefits program, and HHS ACA programs.

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