US President-elect Donald Trump has named Obamacare critic Tom Price as his choice for health secretary, the BBC reports.
The Georgia congressman and orthopaedic surgeon, 62, chairs the budget committee in the House of Representatives.
He would play a central role in Republican plans to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act.
In his campaign, Mr Trump vowed to repeal and replace the act, considered President Obama’s flagship measure.
However, he has since said he favours keeping certain provisions.