Biden’s Choice To Head Health and Human Services Is a Lawsuit-Happy Government Nanny
President-elect Joe Biden has selected a California big-government authoritarian nanny state fan to run the Department of Health and Human Services, a warning sign for anybody who wishes to manage his own medical affairs and life choices.
On Sunday, multiple outlets reported that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was being tapped to lead the agency. The Washington Post diplomatically described Becerra as an “unorthodox” choice. He was a member of Congress before becoming attorney general. He does not have a background in health management. He has degrees in economics and law.
Becerra, though, does have a lengthy history of believing that the power of government is the solution to all that ails you, whether you like it or not. He’s a big believer in “Medicare for All,” a complete government takeover of medical coverage via single-payer health care. Biden differentiated himself from other presidential candidates by resisting the call to nationalize health insurance. Becerra’s nomination will most likely give fuel to anybody arguing that the Democratic Party is being pulled leftward, but he has said that he would support preserving and bolstering the Affordable Care Act, which is Biden’s plan.
Becerra is probably best known to anybody outside of California for the state’s many, many lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration—more than 100 of them—for everything from changes in policy on immigration, to environmental issues, to, yes, the administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
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