Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price Statement on President’s Budget Blueprint

Washington, DC - - (March 16, 2017) - - Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., released the following statement today after the release of the President’s budget blueprint.

"HHS is dedicated to fulfilling our department’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the American people. This budget supports that mission and will help ensure we are delivering critical services to our fellow citizens in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Part of that support involves a robust commitment to preventing waste, fraud and abuse across the department, particularly within the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We want to be sure that beneficiaries, who rely on these programs, receive the highest level of quality, accessibility, and choices. It also necessitates a streamlining of activities at our agencies to ensure we are providing the highest level of service possible and not duplicating efforts. We look forward to continuing to work on broader, longer-term solutions that will further enhance our ability to positively and productively serve the American people.”

Information source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services