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Time and time again, then-Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) -- who would become President Trump's Health and Human Services secretary -- told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearings that he would merely act as an "administrator" of the health care laws they passed.

"The good news for you, is that, as an administrator, if I am privileged to serve in that capacity, that I follow the policies adopted by the Congress of the United States and signed by the president," Price told a persistent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), as she grilled him about what he thought about Obamacare's Essential Health Benefits coverage of drug treatments. "So we look forward to working with you to make certain those kind of things are covered."