Tom Price Con Hearing

Tom Price Confirmation Hearing
Tom Price Confirmation Hearing

01/18/2017

VIDEO SOURCE: PBS NewsHour - YouTube

Published January 18, 2017
Orthopedic surgeon Tom Price, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, spent as much time this morning defending his character as he did defending his vision of healthcare for all Americans. Nothing he said precluded the Senate committee conducting his hearing from recommending that he get the job, although several key questions remain—and must be raised before the Senate confirms him. Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee were particularly interested in Price’s desire to privatize Medicare and replace the Affordable Care Act with something less comprehensive, and they harshly criticized him for drafting legislation that favored companies he’d invested in. Such questions are of paramount importance, because, if confirmed, the six-term Georgia Republican will oversee vast social programs and lead the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other agencies. The Department of Health and Human Services, with a budget of $1 trillion

I want to know how Price plans to separate his personal interest from the American interest


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