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Democrats are going after Trump's pick to replace Tom Price and using his his history with drug prices to do it

President Donald Trump has said that Alex Azar, his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, will "be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices." Some senators are using Azar's experience in the pharmaceutical industryShow More Summary

Trump Health Secretary Nominee Left Job Overseeing Eli Lilly Investigation to Become Eli Lilly's Top Lobbyist

Secretary of Health and Human Service Tom Price resigned in September after being caught wasting a truly staggering/hilarious amount of taxpayer money to take luxury flights on private jets. Donald Trump has nominated an individual named Alex Azar to be his replacement. Show More Summary

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as new Health and Human Services secretary

President Trump tweeted Monday morning that he was nominating Alex Azar, a former executive of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co., as chief of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Azar will replace Tom Price, who resigned in September after controversy over more than $400,000 in...

Trump Taps Former Pharma Exec To Head HHS

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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. Show More Summary

The White House just nominated Alex Azar as top health official, replacing Tom Price after his private plane scandal

The White House just named Alex Azar as its new nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar is President Donald Trump's choice to replace Tom Price. Price resigned from the position in September following a scandal overShow More Summary

Elton John calls Georgia lawmaker’s questions on quarantining HIV patients ‘horrific’ and ‘ill-informed’

Georgia State Rep. Betty Price, wife of former health and human services secretary Tom Price, has said that she was being intentionally “provocative” while making her much-criticized comments on whether HIV patients could legally be quarantined. Show More Summary

US Politician Ponders Whether They Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV

Photo. AP Georgia State Rep Betty Price - spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump's administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights - casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine. More »      

Georgia Lawmaker And Wife Of Former HHS Secretary: Can People With HIV Be ‘Legally’ Quarantined?

On Tuesday, Republican Georgia state lawmaker Dr. Betty Price (also the wife of disgraced former Trump Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price) raised eyebrows and ire when she brought up the subject of using “legal” quarantine of HIV patients to curtail the spread of the deadly virus. Show More Summary

Tom Price’s wife walks back suggestion to quarantine HIV patients

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The wife of ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is trying to clarify her suggestion that people with HIV should be quarantined.

Georgia Republican: Since people with HIV don't die so fast anymore, can we quarantine them?

Georgia state Rep. Betty Price is not just any old Republican state lawmaker. She’s married to disgraced former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and, like him, she’s a doctor. That information is by way of context to demonstrate...Show More Summary

GOP lawmaker wants to quarantine people with HIV since they no longer die as ‘readily’

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In an even more shocking twist, she is married to disgraced former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Quarantine for HIV Patients

Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R), the wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, asked in a hearing this week “what are we legally able to do” to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state, Stat [...]

Weakening Medicaid From Within

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, has encouraged states to seek waivers that would undermine Medicaid's role as a safety net.  This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Show More Summary

Trump is reportedly considering a former pharma executive as top health official

Trump is reportedly considering a former Eli Lilly executive as his pick for secretary of Health and Human Services. Politico reported Tuesday that Alex Azar is President Donald Trump frontrunner to replace Tom Price. Price resignedShow More Summary

Treasury Department Inquiry Finds Mnuchin Spent $800,000 on Seven Military Flights

Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the richest assembly of “public servants” in any Cabinet in history, likes nice things. Last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price apologized for spending some $400,000 of taxpayer money on unnecessary...Show More Summary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Under Investigation for Travel Expenses

On the same day Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned after a scandal over his use of taxpayer-funded private flights, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke also came under investigation for his use of private planes, according...Show More Summary

Be nice to your seatmates — they might be Cabinet secretaries

In the wake of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s Sept. 29 resignation over his use of private jets paid for by the government, other executive branch chiefs are under scrutiny over their travel arrangements. The Washington...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights

Conway had taken flights with Tom Price, who resigned as Health and Human Services secretary amid reports on the subject.

Taxpayers spent more than $800,000 on Treasury Sec. Mnuchin’s military flights: report

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned less than a week ago after costing taxpayers over $1 million in private and military flights. Now, according to the Treasury Department’s inspector general, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin may catch up to him with the more than...

House Investigator Asks Kellyanne Conway for Information About Her Taking Private Flights With Tom Price

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Conway had taken flights with Tom Price, who resigned as Health and Human Services secretary amid reports on the subject.

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