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Obamacare critic confirmed as US health secretary

WASHINGTON: The US Senate narrowly confirmed Tom Price as President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary Friday, appointing a fierce Obamacare critic who aims to implement a Republican promise to tear up the divisive health care reform law. Price, a congressman from Georgia and former orthopedic surgeon, was confirmed as head of the Department of Health and Human Services along strict party lines, with the chamber's 52 Republicans voting for and 47 Democrats against. Announcing 62-year-old Price as his pick last…

Trump picks loyalists for economic posts, Obamacare critic for cabinet

NEW YORK: US President-elect Donald Trump chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor on Tuesday to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programmes. Republican Trump is expected to name Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier, as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top US economic Cabinet post. Mnuchin, who spent 17 years at…