HHS Nominee Price’s Campaigns Raised $3.1M From Medical Specialists
Rep. Tom Price, a former orthopedist, has received strong financial support from the medical community during his political career, according to an analysis by McClatchy. In other Trump administration news, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will stay on the job if asked to do so.
Medical Specialists Donated $3.1 Million To Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price, A Trump Administration Pick
The medical community’s better-paid specialists have poured at least $3.1 million over the past 13 years into the political committees of the orthopedist-turned-congressman who is charged with dismantling the Affordable Care Act. (Gordon, Clark and Goldstein, 12/15)
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CQ Roll Call:
Collins To Continue To Lead NIH If Selected By Trump
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said in an interview with CQ Roll Call he would like to retain his position at the agency during the incoming Trump administration, but acknowledged he has had no contact with the transition team. Four GOP Senate and House committee or subcommittee chairmen earlier this month urged Trump in a letter to keep Collins in his role in order to maintain continuity. The NIH will soon implement parts of the Cures law (PL 114-255) that President Barack Obama signed this week and oversees initiatives with congressional interest, including one affecting personalized medicine and another supporting research on the human brain. (Williams, 12/15)