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    Azar was born on June 17, 1967, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of Lynda (Zarisky) and Alex Michael Azar Sr. His father is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced ophthalmology in Salisbury, Maryland, for more than 30 years, and taught at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  2. Alex Azar - Ballotpedia › Alex_Azar
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    Below is an abbreviated outline of Azar's academic, professional, and political career: 1. January 29, 2018 – January 20, 2021: Secretary of Health and Human Services 2. January 2012 – January 2017: President, Eli Lilly and Company 3. April 2009 – December 2011: Vice President, Managed Healthcare Services and Puerto Rico, Eli Lilly and Company 4. June 2007 – March 2009: Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company 5. 2005 – 2007: Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, George W. Bushadministration 6. August 2001 – July 2005: General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services 7. 1996 – 2001: Partner, Wiley Rein LLP 8. 1994 – 1996: Associate Independent Counsel in office of Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr 9. 1992 – 1993: Law Clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States 10. 1991 – 1992: Law Clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals 11. 1991: Graduated from Yale La...

    Affordable Care Act

    1. 1.1. See also: Federal policy on healthcare, 2017-2020 1. During an interview with WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 20, 2018, Azar was asked about the Trump administration's plan to offer short-term health insurance. Azar said, "The Affordable Care Act is simply not delivering for people in this country. Back home in Indiana, individual market premiums increased 74 percent, almost doubling through the end of the Obama administration. No county in Indiana has more than two insurer...

    Gun violence

    1. 1.1. See also: Federal policy on laws governing guns and firearms, 2017-2020 1. On February 15, 2018, during a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democrats on the panel asked Azar if he would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to research the causes of gun violence. Azar said, "We believe we’ve got a very important mission with our work with serious mental illness as well as our ability to do research on the causes of violence and the causes behind trage...


    1. During a speech on September 27, 2018, Azar discussed Medicare for all, saying, "When you drill down into the details, it’s clear that Medicare for all is a misnomer. What’s really being proposed is a single government system for every American that won’t resemble Medicare at all. ... The main thrust of Medicare for all is giving you a new government plan and taking away your other choices."

    Note: Please contact us if the personal information below requires an update. Azar is married with two children. He enjoys hunting with his sons and is a certified member of the Nome and Kotzebue Polar Bear Clubs in Alaska.

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  3. Alex Azar - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia › wiki › Alex_Azar
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    Azar was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Salisbury, Maryland. He studied at Dartmouth College and at Yale University.

    Azar was as a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then as a law clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United Statesfrom 1992 to 1993. From 1994 to 1996, he served as an Associate Independent Counsel for Kenneth W. Starr in the United States Office of the Independent Counsel.

    On August 3, 2001, Azar was confirmed to be the General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. On July 22, 2005, Azar was confirmed as the United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. He was twice confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. He worked under Secretary Mike Leavitt. Azar resigned in January 2007.

    In June 2007, Azar joined Eli Lilly and Companyas its Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, where he “lead Lilly public affairs and lobbying efforts.” On January 1, 2012, Azar became President of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest division of Eli Lilly and Company and was responsible for the company's entire operations in the United States.In January 2017, Azar resigned from Eli Lilly.

    On November 13, 2017, President Trump announced via Twitter that Azar was his nominee to be the next United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 2018.He was sworn-in on January 29.

  4. HHS Secretary Alex Azar complains of tarnished legacy to ... › 2021/01/15 › politics

    Jan 16, 2021 · HHS Secretary Alex Azar complains of tarnished legacy in resignation letter to Trump. WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks to the ...

  5. Alex Azar — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Alex_Azar
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    Azar was born on June 17, 1967, in John­stown, Penn­syl­va­nia, the son of Lynda (Zarisky) and Alex Azar. His fa­ther is of Lebanese Or­tho­dox Chris­t­ian de­scent. He at­tended Park­side High School in Sal­is­bury, Mary­land, from 1981 to 1985. He re­ceived a B.A. de­gree summa cum laude with high­est hon­ors in gov­ern­ment and eco­nom­ics from Dart­mouth Col­lege in 1988, where he was a mem­ber of the Kappa Kappa Kappa fra­ter­nity. He earned a J.D. de­gree at the Yale Law School in 1991, where he served as a mem­ber of the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the Yale Law Jour­nal. His fa­ther, also named Alex Azar, is a re­tired doc­tor of oph­thal­mol­ogy and teacher at Johns Hop­kins Hos­pi­tal; he prac­ticed oph­thal­mol­ogy in Sal­is­bury, Mary­land, for more than 30 years. His grand­fa­ther em­i­grated from Lebanonin the early 20th century.

    Law career

    After law school, from 1991 to 1992, Azar served as a law clerk for Judge Alex Kozin­ski of the United States Court of Ap­peals for the United States Court of Ap­peals for the Ninth Cir­cuit. Azar was fired after six weeks, and was re­placed in Kozin­ski's cham­bers by Brett Ka­vanaugh. Azar sub­se­quently clerked for the re­main­der of the term for Judge J. Michael Lut­tig of the United States Court of Ap­peals for the Fourth Cir­cuit. From 1992 to 1993, he served as a law clerk for As­so­ci...

    Health and Human Services

    On Au­gust 3, 2001, Azar was con­firmed to be the Gen­eral Coun­sel of the United States De­part­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices. Azar played an im­por­tant role in re­spond­ing to the 2001 an­thrax at­tacks, mak­ing sure there was a vac­cine ready for small­pox, and deal­ing with out­breaks of SARS and in­fluenza.On July 22, 2005, Azar was con­firmed as the United States Deputy Sec­re­tary of Health and Human Ser­vices. He was twice con­firmed unan­i­mously by the United States Sen­ate. W...

    Eli Lilly & Co.

    In June 2007, Azar was hired by Eli Lilly and Com­pany chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Sid­ney Tau­rel to be the com­pany's top lob­by­ist and spokesman as its Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Cor­po­rate Af­fairs and Communications. Azar left the po­si­tion after Barack Obama was elected as the com­pany wanted a mem­ber of the De­mo­c­ra­tic Partyto have the position. In April 2009, Azar be­came Vice Pres­i­dent of Lilly's U.S. Man­aged Health­care Ser­vices or­ga­ni­za­tion and its Puerto Rico af­f...


    On No­vem­ber 13, 2017, Pres­i­dent Trump an­nounced via Twit­ter that he would nom­i­nate Azar to be the next United States Sec­re­tary of Health and Human Ser­vices.Azar was con­firmed on Jan­u­ary 24, 2018, with a vote of 55–43.


    He was sworn in by Vice Pres­i­dent Pence on Jan­u­ary 29, 2018.

    Healthcare policy

    Azar has been a critic of the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act (Oba­macare) and pre­dicted in 2017 that "There will be a piece of leg­is­la­tion passes this year that is called the re­peal of Oba­macare. I don't know what's going to be in the sub­stance of it, but there will be a piece of leg­is­la­tion that says that."Also re­gard­ing the ACA, Azar said that the De­part­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices has lat­i­tude to "make it work a lit­tle better." Azar op­poses abor­tio...

    Azar is an Or­tho­dox Chris­t­ian and lives in In­di­anapo­lis with his wife and two children.Azar served for two years on the board of HMS Hold­ings. He is cur­rently on the board of the Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Ger­many, where he is Chair­man of the Strate­gic Plan­ning Com­mit­tee; and the In­di­anapo­lis Sym­phony Or­ches­tra. He has pre­vi­ously served on the board of di­rec­tors of the Health­care Lead­er­ship Coun­cil, where he was Trea­surer; the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­u­fac­tur­ers; and the In­di­anapo­lis In­ter­na­tional Air­portAu­thor­ity, where he was Chair­man of the Human Re­sources Committee. Azar is a Re­pub­li­can and has con­tributed to the cam­paigns of Mike Pence, Mitch Mc­Connell, Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexan­der, Jeb Bush, and Don­ald Trump ac­cord­ing to the Cen­ter for Re­spon­sive Pol­i­tics.

    Azar is a mem­ber of the World­wide Speak­ers Group and gives speeches on health­care pub­lic pol­icy and how it fos­ters tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion. He is a no­table speaker on pan­demic in­fluenzapre­pared­ness. An open let­ter from Azar is printed as the open­ing in the book by Chris Mc­Ch­es­ney, Sean Covey, and Jim Hul­ing, The Four Dis­ci­plines of Ex­e­cu­tion: Achiev­ing Your Wildly Im­por­tant Goals(2012).

    • Born in Johnstown, PA. Azar was born in a place called Johnstown that can be found in the state of Pennsylvania. It is interesting to note that said city has struggled to bring in new residents and new businesses, which some people have blamed on not one, not two, but three serious cases of flooding over the course of its existence.
    • Has Some Maronite Heritage. On Azar’s paternal side, he has some Maronite heritage. For those who are unfamiliar, Maronite refers to members of the Syriac Maronite Church, most of whom can be found in the Maronite diaspora rather than their historic homeland in Lebanon plus some of the neighboring countries.
    • Has Some Jewish Heritage. On Azar’s maternal side, he has some Jewish heritage. To be exact, his maternal grandfather was a Jewish immigrant from what was still the Russian Empire in those times.
    • Is Eastern Orthodox. Religion-wise, Azar is Eastern Orthodox. This means that he is a member of the second biggest Christian church that can be found on the planet.
  6. Father of HHS’s Alex Azar dies | Washington Examiner › washington-secrets

    Apr 10, 2020 · scribd. Dr. Alex Azar, 80, of Salisbury, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 4, 1939 in Johnstown, PA, to the late Michael and Sadie ...

  7. Mar 26, 2021 · Health Care ‘Alex Azar Anonymous’: Trump health officials start a club to counter former HHS chief. Leaders of Trump’s Covid response are aligning their stories, worried that Azar will try ...

  8. Aug 09, 2020 · Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades. Secretary of Health and Humans Services Alex Azar speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on ...

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