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TAG Joins Civil Society Call to Oppose U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Appointment

January 5, 2018 – In advance of a U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on January 9, 2018, TAG and over 60 other civil society organizations issued a statement asking U.S. senators to oppose the confirmation of Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services, citing Azar's industry track-record and stances that counter public health and racial, gender, and economic justice. While Azar was president of Lilly USA, insulin costs nearly tripled. Azar has opposed the Affordable Care Act, favors Medicaid block grants which would end guaranteed coverage, and will not support mandatory no-cost-sharing contraceptive coverage by insurers.