Azar takes over after Tom Price's resignation in September after his extensive use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense was revealed.

President Donald Trump is expected to name former drug industry executive Alex Azar to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to people familiar with the matter.

Azar, who worked at Eli Lilly & Co., would be the administration’s point person on running — or dismantling — Obamacare, the health program enacted by Trump’s predecessor that insures millions of Americans. He will also oversee Medicare and Medicaid, along with dozens of public health programs and sub-agencies. Trump is in Asia for an extended trip and could still change his mind before a replacement is officially named. 

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