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Amid Scandal, Tom Price Undergoes Confirmation Hearing for HHS Head

HeadlineJan 19, 2017

Georgia Congressmember Tom Price also underwent his confirmation hearing on Wednesday to be the head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Price is one of the leading opponents of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. He supports privatizing Medicare, opposes abortion and has voted to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood. His hearing came only days after CNN reported Price invested thousands of dollars in the medical device maker Zimmer Biomet shortly before introducing a bill to benefit the company. Price’s legislation sought to delay regulations that would have changed the way Medicare pays for hip and knee replacements, thereby cutting into Zimmer Biomet’s profits. We’ll have more on Congressmember Tom Price’s confirmation hearing later in the broadcast.

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