NASH has expressed its public support for the nomination of Xavier Becerra to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In a letter to the chair and ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee, which reviews such nominations, NASH wrote that

We worked with Mr. Becerra when he was a member of Congress and served on the House Ways and Means Committee and can attest to his understanding of the distinct challenges low-income and underserved communities face and his sincere interest in using public policy to help address those challenges. We would welcome an opportunity to work with a Secretary who understands these challenges and also understands the underlying health equity challenges that we must address as a nation.

Go here to see NASH’s letter to the Senate Finance Committee.