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Trump's radical health care team

Trump's radical health care team

Back when Donald Trump was a renegade, populist insurgent in the Republican primaries, he promised that he could save the nation's social safety net — programs like Medicare and Medicaid — "without cutting it to the bone." But now he's president elect, and he's assembling a dream team for GOP orthodoxy, threatening the very notion that access to health care is anything resembling a basic right.

Mr. Trump's choice to head the department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, is not just a leading critic...