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Tom Price, Obamacare

Price Confirmation Hearing Previews Obamacare Fight

Price and the Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee described their coverage goals almost exactly the same, with the addition of one key word—providing access to coverage for everyone. It doesn’t sound like much of a departure from the Democrats’ language, but in fact, the phrasing implies a dramatically different approach.

January 19, 2017
Schumer questions Tom Price ethics

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 Price Medicare Health

Draining The Swamp? Trump’s Health Pick Accused Of Insider Trading

CNN reported on Sunday that 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 to the House of Representatives that would have delayed a regulation that could have ultimately damaged the company.

January 17, 2017
Price, HHS, Obamacare

Democrats Demand Probe Of Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee

Price reportedly bought and sold more than $300,000 in stock in about 40 healthcare, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies over the past four years while sponsoring and advocating legislation that could influence those companies’ shares.

January 5, 2017
GOP Speaker Ryan plans to repeal health care for 20 million

Trump’s Broken Promise Will Doom Thousands Of His Voters

Back when the president’s health reform plan first passed, Republicans and their media echoes warned loudly about mythical “death panels” embedded in his legislation. Now, the voters who believed that nonsense are about to meet the real death panel — led by Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate leader Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Tom Price, the Georgia Republican slated to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

December 20, 2016
Obamacare, Republicans

Let Republicans Fix What They Break

What if Republicans abruptly repealed Obamacare, chaos ensued and Democrats sat on their hands and watched? Democrats would be doing the right thing, both for the American people and for themselves.

December 13, 2016
Trump, Press

Trumpism Looks Like Mainstream Conservatism — So Far

In Trump’s picks for economic and domestic policymaking jobs, there’s a consistent underlying thread. Most of them could have been nominated by any GOP nominee. There’s nary a populist among them — not even the conservative kind.

December 8, 2016
Trump moments this week

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
Cartoon: How Trump and Price will kill Medicare

Cartoon: Paging Dr. Price

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia.  He […]

December 1, 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

There’s Plenty of Money. Really.

Republican lawmakers always tell us there isn’t enough money. But in fact there is plenty — it’s just hard to find when an entire class of taxpayers can avoid paying their share.

April 14, 2015
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Analysis: Republicans’ Budget Plans Require Creative Arithmetic To Add Up

Republicans’ budget math still doesn’t add up.

March 19, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (Speaker Boehner via Flickr)

House GOP Budget Cuts Medicare, Repeals Affordable Care Act

The House GOP’s budget plan is just as extreme as ever.

March 17, 2015