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When Donald Trump this week tapped a surgeon-turned-congressman to run the Department of Health and Human Services, the nation’s largest physicians group swiftly endorsed the choice.

The blowback started almost at once.

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    • Dear STAT: I think that superbug y’all are reporting on just gained access to a keyboard and an internet connection. It has become resistant to democracy and common sense but is still sensitive to ban-icillin and block-ofloxacin.

  • A few of Mr. Price’s votes:

    • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
    • Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
    • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
    • Voted NO on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
    • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
    • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
    • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
    • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
    • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
    • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
    • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
    • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
    • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
    • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
    • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)

    • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
    • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
    • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
    • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
    • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
    • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
    • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
    • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
    • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
    • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
    • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
    • Voted NO on defining “energy emergency” on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
    • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
    • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)

    • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
    • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders’ re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
    • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
    • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
    • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
    • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
    • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
    • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
    • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
    • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
    • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
    • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
    • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)

    • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
    • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)

    • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
    • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
    • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
    • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
    • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
    • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
    • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)

  • “by promoting conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health, including speculation that she’d had a seizure or a stroke.”

    Did you see the video of Hillary freaking out in front of a bunch of journalists? Or her being dragged into a van after she left the 9/11 memorial ceremony? Looked like something was very wrong with her…

    • Talk about journalists reporting from within a bubble. I work as a nurse in a large medical center … and I have yet to meet ONE doctor who did not have a major beef with the ACA. (And the issues are not always what you think. Many are angry that their ability to provide free health services has been in effect outlawed. They felt good about the money (and red tape) they saved both the patient AND the taxpayer.

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