International Business Times: Trump Conflicts: Nominee For Deputy Health And Human Services Secretary Has Extensive Ties To Health Care Industry
But Larry Noble, general counsel at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, expressed concerns that Hargan would have conflicts of interest beyond issues specifically involving his former clients.
"Adding somebody like him is definitely fulfilling the health care industry's wishes," Noble said. He speculated about the impact of Hargan's appointment on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, raising the possibility that protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions might be in danger.
"There's definitely going to be bias toward the industry," he said.