January 29, 2018 Press Release

Statement on Alex Azar Swearing In

01.29.18 — Following the ceremony swearing in Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Equity Forward executive director Mary Alice Carter issued this statement:

“How will Secretary Azar lead HHS? Will he continue to empower activists who are committed to putting their personal views before the health needs of those HHS is expected to serve? Will he continue to allow the agency to operate in the shadows, with little to no transparency? The ball is in his court and we will hold him accountable if he fails to do what is best for all Americans.”

Equity Forward — a new, nonpartisan watchdog project — recently launched HHS Watch, a campaign that will examine decision makers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a full audit into the positions and backgrounds of HHS appointees and continuous monitoring of their actions. Learn more: HHS Watch.