Tag Archives: Tom Price

Trump Taps Former Pharma Exec To Head HHS

USA Today reports: President Trump said Monday he would name former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar as secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned in September amid a scandal over his use of charter aircraft for personal and official travel. It’s the first time Trump has had to replace ...

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Defends Her Suggestion To Quarantine HIV+ People: I Was Just Being Provocative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Rep. Betty Price said her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm this week were “taken completely out of context.” Price, the wife of former U.S. health secretary Tom Price, was in a study committee Tuesday when she asked a state health official whether people with HIV could legally be quarantined. Price ...

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Suggests Quarantining People With HIV Because They Don’t “Die As Readily” As Before

Regina Willis reports at Project Q Atlanta: State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people face. Price’s suggestion came Tuesday during a two-hour meeting of the House Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Adequate Health Care. Price – a medical doctor ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Tom Price Resignation Sadz

Last week hate group leader Tony Perkins declared that Democrats had “invented” Tom Price’s private jet scandal in order to keep him from stopping abortions. In a separate press release, Perkins also claimed that “most STDS are incurable.” It took Perkins six days, but he’s finally issued a reaction to Price’s resignation that manages to link both of those lies. ...

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BREAKING: HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns

BOOM. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Health Secretary Tom Price resigned from his Cabinet post on Friday, the White House said, after racking up at least $1 million in travel on private and military jets, a string of taxpayer-funded expenses that drew bipartisan condemnation. The former Roswell orthopedic surgeon had lost support from President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that he ...

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REPORT: Trump Is Furious That Tom Price’s Private Jet Scandal Has Overshadowed His Tax Reform Launch

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has been telling associates that his health chief has become a distraction, overshadowing his agenda and undermining his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” of corruption, according to people familiar with the discussions. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was trying to hang on to his job Friday amid continuing questions over ...

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Tony Perkins: Democrats Invented Tom Price’s Private Jet Scandal To “Distract” Him From Stopping Abortions

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Knowing Tom Price as I have, there’s no doubt in my mind that he meticulously followed every rule. The department’s legal team would have been consulted before he stepped foot on these charters. In the end, though, this isn’t about Secretary Price’s ethics, it’s about trying to discredit one of the ...

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Sec. Tom Price Apologizes For Chartering Private Jets, Claims He Will Reimburse US Treasury For The Costs

The Associated Press reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price apologized Thursday for his use of a private plane for official business after President Trump said he was “not happy” with Price. Price said he plans to reimburse taxpayers and will fly commercial in the future. Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday about Price as he departed the White House ...

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Trump Hints At Firing Jet-Setter Tom Price: We’ll See

The Chicago Tribune reports: President Donald Trump says he is “not happy” with his Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price following reports that Price used a private plane for official business. And Trump says he let Price know it. Asked whether he’s planning on firing Price, Trump responded: “We’ll see.” Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday as he departed the ...

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Sec. Tom Price: I Spent $300,000 On Chartering Private Jets To Stay “Connected With Real American People”

The Washington Post reports: HHS Secretary Price’s office this week has sought to justify his use of chartered jets, first reported Wednesday by Politico, saying that the secretary’s office has routinely evaluated the most effective way for him to travel and has turned to chartered flights when necessary for Price to manage one of the largest executive branch agencies while ...

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Sec. Tom Price Criticized For Chartering Private Jets For Official Business, Predecessors Flew Commercial

Swampity swamp swamp! Politico reports: In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars more than commercial travel. The secretary’s five flights, which were scheduled between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15, took him to ...

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Trump’s Cabinet Attends Weekly Bible Study

Pat Robertson’s CBN News reports: A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They’ve been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don’t mince words when it ...

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Trump Administration Uses Obamacare’s Promotional Budget In A Disinformation Campaign Meant To Kill It

The Daily Beast reports: The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it. The effort, which involves a multi-pronged social media push as well as video testimonials designed at damaging public opinion of President Obama’s health care law, is far more robust and ...

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HHS Secretary Tom Price Attacks The Media For Reporting On Trump’s Attacks On The Media [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Host Chuck Todd pressed Price on the issue, asking him what he thinks “as a father” of Trump’s tweets last week. Price responded by saying there are “incredible challenges” facing the country. “And your program, a program with the incredible history of ‘Meet the Press,’ and that’s what you want to talk about?” Price asked. “With all ...

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Tom Price Defends Trumpcare’s Rules For Pre-Existing Conditions: “Sometimes Change Can Be Disconcerting”

NBC News reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday firmly defended health care legislation passed in the House this week against charges that people who have pre-existing conditions could see their insurance premiums rise under some circumstances. Asked about the numerous health groups and organizations opposed to the bill during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” ...

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GEORGIA: US House Race Heads To Runoff

The New York Times reports: Jon Ossoff, a Democrat making his first bid for elective office, narrowly missed winning a heavily conservative House district in Georgia outright on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. It threw a scare into Republicans in a special congressional election that was seen as an early referendum on President Trump. Mr. Ossoff received 48.1 percent ...

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White House Floats Massive Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators. The reduction is part of $18 billion in cuts that the administration wants in fiscal 2017, which ends in October. Most of the proposed reductions at NIH ...

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HHS Strips LGBT Seniors From Annual Survey

NBC News reports: Advocates are outraged that questions about LGBTQ seniors have suddenly been removed from an annual survey that determines services for elderly Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that work with the elderly. For years, LGBTQ ...

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HHS Head Tom Price Promises That Trumpcare Will Give Everyone “Access” To Insurance Coverage [VIDEO]

Just like we’ve all got “access” to winning the lottery? CNN reports: The man tasked with shepherding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare defended President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cover every American, saying Sunday that the multi-layered GOP proposal would give everyone access to the care they want. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on CNN’s “State ...

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HHS Head Tom Price Dodges When Asked If Trumpcare Will Provide Coverage For All As Promised [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Price said President Trump’s promise to ensure coverage for every American was “absolutely right.” But when explicitly asked about whether anyone would lose coverage under the Republicans’ plan, Price demurred, talking instead about the Affordable Care Act’s faults. “Are you saying no one is going to lose coverage under this ...

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