Tom Price, HHS Nominee, Faces Tough Questions On Stock Deals And Obamacare

Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services defended stock transactions he made as a member of Congress as “above board,” while vowing he would not pull the rug from under any American with health care as result of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia, faced the first of two hearings he’ll have as the nominee for HHS secretary. Wednesday’s was before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. It will not vote on Price’s nomination; that’s up to the Senate Finance Committee.

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