Who is Alex Azar?
Azar previously served as deputy secretary of HHS under President George W. Bush before leaving the administration to work for big pharma. He’s an outspoken opponent of the Affordable Care Act and many other health care programs he’s tasked with leading.
Azar’s first act as secretary was to approve a Medicaid work restriction that could take away basic health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women.NPR
Azar defended efforts to block young undocumented women’s access to safe, legal abortion.Planned Parenthood Action
He donated thousands of dollars to politicians and organizations that work to eliminate access to abortion.Open Secrets
The mission of the HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, and this includes the unborn.”
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Department of Health and Services (HHS)
HHS is charged with protecting the health of all Americans. The Trump-Pence administration has slowly reshaped HHS to roll back reproductive rights and limit access to health care.