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Stunningly Corrupt Tom Price Perfect For Trump Administration

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    You won't believe the stock market shenanigans Tom Price has been up to… or will you? Cenk Uygur and John I

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    You won't believe the stock market shenanigans Tom Price has been up to… or will you? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

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    “Rep.

    Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary bought thousands of dollars worth of shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation to delay an industry regulation that would directly hurt the manufacturer, CNN reports.

    Price bought between $1,001 to $15,000 worth of stock in Zimmer Biomet, an Indiana based firm that produces orthopedics products, in March 2016.

    According to CNN, the following week, Price introduced the HIP Act, a bill designed to delay a new regulation that would harm Zimmer Biomet’s bottom line.

    The bill involved a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulation that changed how manufacturers like Zimmer Biomet receive Medicare reimbursement.

    Price objected to the regulation, even spearheading a letter to Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of CMS.

    According to CNN, two days after Price’s letter to Slavitt, Zimmer Biomet PAC donated $1,000 to Price’s reelection campaign.

    Three months later, after Price introduced the legislation, the PAC donated another $1,000.

    Larry Nombel, general counsel at the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center, told CNN if Price “believed in the bill, he should not have purchased the stock.””*

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