During the elections Trump talked about repealing The Affordable Care Act and instead privatizing healthcare. Many have questioned how President Trump plans to privatize healthcare on his own which two individuals have said will be done with the help of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong a billionaire in biotech who seeks a role in the U.S. health care system.
One adviser to Dr. Soon-Shiong Ronald Olson has admitted that the doctor has met with President Trump about an overseeing role, a “czar” role calling back to Nancy-Ann DeParle who was the previous healthcare “czar” under former President Obama. Dr. Soon-Shiong himself is no stranger to politics as he launched his “Cancer Moonshot 2020” coalition formed to advance the next generation immunotherapy in cancer last year when Beau Biden was dying of cancer. Dr. Soon-Shiong met with Former Vice-President Biden several times.
The Dr. is definitely qualified for the job as he has the reach to raise money and attract the attention of the right people to raise public awareness. While he has not been confirmed signs point to him possibly playing a role in healthcare.