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Friday, September 29, 2017

Breaking News: Tom Price, the health secretary, has resigned.

Already in trouble with Mr. Trump for months of unsuccessful efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care program, Mr. Price failed to defuse the president’s anger over his high-priced travel by agreeing to pay a portion of the cost and expressing “regret” for his actions.
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Anonymous said...

Maybe these a-holes will start to learn that serving in the government means serving the people and does not mean they've hit the jackpot.

Anonymous said...

I support the president most of the time, but in this case he's made a mistake.

Mr. Price was a Representative from GA with a safe GOP seat who resigned to be HHS head. Cabinet secretaries are executives with busy schedules who travel with an entourage. By the time all is said and done a private jet or a military jet may be quite cost effective. The word is May.

Obama's appointees traveled near and far and ran up an enormous tab without any clamor.

HHS is an important portfolio and Trump will likely have trouble getting a replacement confirmed. And since he's shown a propensity for wounding his supporters finding someone to take the job isn't a gimmee. Loyalty is a two way street; he fumbled this play. And as noted, I generally support his plans.

Steve said...

Healthcare failed to serve us, and he was in charge, and despite the number of flights, it still failed. You could fly me to the moon ten times and I couldn't come up with a fair, government run healthcare system because there's no politicians capable of running one.

This is why healthcare needs to be between the doctor, his boss, and the insurance companies nationwide in fair competition. Let the Government buy in with Medicaid and Medicare, but if I want to pay my doctor cash for treatment, I should be able to.That poor man told me he has no clue how much my latest procedure was costing.

That's wrong.