Tom Price

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  • Representative Tom Price, Donald Trumps choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, bought stock in a company that manufactures knee and hip implants and then introduced legislation that would have benefited both the company and himself days later. The company, Zimmer Biomet, then donated $1,000 to Representative Price's reelection campaign shortly thereafter. Update: ProPublica reported that "[o]n the same day the stockbroker for then-Georgia Congressman Tom Price bought him up to $90,000 of stock in six pharmaceutical companies last year, Price arranged to call a top U.S. health official, seeking to scuttle a controversial rule that could have hurt the firms’ profits and driven down their share prices, records obtained by ProPublica show."
  • Representative Tom Price, Donald Trumps choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been the go-to person for health industry executives and donors who have run afoul of federal regulators or who are facing cuts from the federal government. Price has made decades of inquires to the FDA on behalf of his high moneyed donors and has also personally advocated for multiple companies who have donated money to his campaigns and PAC's.
  • Representative Tom Price, Donald Trump's pick as Secretary of Health and Human Services, belongs to a group called the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which, among other things, believes that President Obama used hypnosis and mind control techniques to win the Presidency both in 2008 and in 2012.