Think about your income, your family budget, and your health care expenses. How much can you reasonably afford to spend on your health care?
If you’re like most Americans, the odds are high that the number you came up with is vastly lower than the amount the federal government says you can afford. This should be of great concern to former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. He would be wise to address exactly what constitutes affordable health care during his upcoming confirmation hearings and, if confirmed, as the next HHS secretary.