Health secretary nominee Amy Murray says she plans to release a report in March that will examine the “systemic impact of health inequalities” on children in the US.
Speaking to The Associated Press at a press conference on Friday, Murray said the report would not be focused on the Affordable Care Act, but on the “horizon” of health inequality in America.
“It is important for me to make sure that we are all talking about the same thing,” she said.
“That is systemic impact.
The way that we get that across is important, because that is the way that our society functions.”
Murray is expected to make a short announcement in March about the findings of the report.
She was not immediately available for comment.
The Health and Human Services Department has been working on a report on the health of US children since March and Murray has been involved in several of those efforts.
She joined HHS in September 2016 and became the department’s deputy secretary in May.