With the confirmation of Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary, the United States Senate confirmed a person who has publicly stated his desire to dismantle health care as we know it. Price’s intention for Medicare will no doubt be costly for seniors and the disabled. Insurance companies and the extremely wealthy will be the biggest beneficiaries of Price’s leadership, not to mention the drug companies. As a member of Congress, Price sponsored legislation that benefited companies in which he owned stock. His concern is obviously for himself and his wealthy benefactors, not the working class people of America.
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