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Tom Price to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets

HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD confirms that he will no longer charter taxpayer-funded private jets to travel for business, explaining “We’ve heard the criticism. We’ve heard the concerns. We take that very seriously and have taken it to heart.” A recent Politico investigation found that Price has spent $400,000 chartering private jets since May.

Plan to shut Obamacare site during open enrollment draws critics

The Trump administration will shut down Healthcare.gov for 12 hours every Sunday and overnight on the first day of open enrollment during the upcoming enrollment period, claiming the outages are for routine maintenance. The decision has drawn criticism from consumer advocates that say the administration is intentionally undermining the exchanges.

Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health Care Must Mean More Than Coverage

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, MD writes a TIME article discussing the path the US took to arrive at employer-based health insurance coverage as the standard, the role CMS and ACA play in expanding coverage beyond the working class, and the way that technology will be used to deliver care in the future. In his summary, he explains “Delivering better health for all means transforming an industry so when someone needs health care, it is delivered in a 21st century way that combines technology with the personal touch.”

 

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  1. Secretary Price charged the taxpayers to fly on a private jet to an athenahealth meeting.

    This was after he promised to sell his investments in several health care companies, including athena.

    He also promised he wouldn’t materially assist these companies in any way if appointed.

    Isn’t this potentially a big problem for him?

  2. No such thing as a “big problem” for anyone in this administration. Given Price’s history of stock market deals prior to being confirmed, his lack of concern is predictable. His only qualifications are an unwavering commitment to dismantling the ACA, everything else, including ethics or lack thereof, are secondary.







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