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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
HHS
Trump. White House, Press Corps, Shill

Meet The Swamp Denizens Trump Has Quietly Installed Across The Government

Unlike appointees exposed to the scrutiny of the Senate, members of these so-called “beachhead teams” have operated largely in the shadows, with the White House declining to publicly reveal their identities.

March 9, 2017
Wall

Former ‘Border Czar’ Gives Real Facts About Immigration

Alan Bersin, who spent almost five years as President Clinton’s “border czar,” says a border wall won’t address the real challenges confronting the U.S. border enforcement system: hopelessly understaffed immigration courts and lawlessness and poverty in Central America.

February 14, 2017
Obamacare, Tom Price

With Obamacare Repeal Sputtering, GOP Pins Hopes On HHS Nominee Price

From cutting off free birth control for women to tightening the eligibility rules for mid-year health insurance enrollees, Price — once confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services — will be able to tinker around the edges of the 2010 law. And that gives Republican lawmakers a bit more time to find consensus on their repeal-and-replace effort.

February 9, 2017
Tom Price was under investigation by fired US Attorney Preet Bharara

Schumer Warns HHS Nominee Price May Have Violated Stock Act

CNN reported on Sunday that Rep. Price bought between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of shares last March in Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., a medical device manufacturer. Days later, he introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would have delayed a regulation that could have ultimately damaged the company, CNN said.

January 17, 2017
Trump Congressional address

5 Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.

December 4, 2016
Tom Price, a rabid Obamacare critic, tapped to lead the HHS

HHS Nominee Could Repeal Free Birth Control Without Act Of Congress

Price in 2010 questioned the need for health insurers to offer birth control at no cost, saying he didn’t believe there were women who couldn’t afford coverage.

December 1, 2016
Trump Price Medicare Health

Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare, But His Choice For HHS Has Other Ideas

In tapping Rep. Tom Price to be his Health and Human Services secretary, Trump has elevated one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans.

November 30, 2016
Steve Mnuchin, evictor, forecloser, and our new Treasury Secretary

A Goldman Sachs Banker and A Billionaire Tapped For Economic Posts

The flurry of picks showed Trump, a real estate tycoon with no governing experience, rewarding loyalists and established Washington veterans as he rounds out his circle of top advisers.

November 30, 2016
Tom Price, a rabid Obamacare critic, tapped to lead the HHS

Obamacare Critic To Head Health And Human Services

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer denounced the choice saying, “Nominating Congressman Price to be the HHS secretary is akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house.”

November 29, 2016

Sebelius, On Her Way Out, Praises Health-Care Law

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price comparisons. “People have competitive choices and real information for the first […]

April 13, 2014