Eight things to know about Tom Price

Tom Price was confirmed as secretary of health and human services in February 2017. The Republican served as a congressman of District 6 in Georgia for 12 years before his confirmation. Price, a physician, has been a constant critic of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As HHS secretary, he essentially was in charge pushing the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Before being elected as a U.S. congressman, he was a Georgia Senator and spent his first years in office focused on tax cuts and fiscally conservative politics. Politico recently published a series of reports detailing Price’s extensive use of charter flights to cost of $400,000 since May. President Donald Trump said he was “not happy” with Price because of the publicly funded travel and indicated firing him was not off the table. Price said he will reimburse taxpayers for the cost of the flights.
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