Trump’s pick for health could end Obamacare’s free birth control

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Georgia Rep. Tom Price, who like the president-elect has championed repealing Obamacare, would not have to wait for the overall law to be targeted by Congress because the free contraceptive measure exists due to a rule enacted by the Obama administration.

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services would be able to repeal one of President Obama’s most controversial initiatives: free birth control for women under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

If confirmed, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a legislator with a 100 percent anti-abortion-rights voting record, would be able to revoke the contraceptive measure, which is unpopular with foes of abortion rights, without engaging Congress.

Price, who, like the president-elect, has championed repealing the ACA, would not have to wait for the overall law to be targeted by Congress because the…

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