Representative Tom Price, who disgusting orange man-baby Donald Trump wants to be his secretary of Health and Human Services (and help him destroy the Affordable Care Act), took money from a medical device manufacturer one week before introducing legislation that would directly benefit the company!
According to CNN, Price bought more than $1,000 and possibly as much as $15,000 worth of shares in Zimmer Biomet in March 2016. Less than a week later, the congressman—a Republican from Georgia—introduced legislation, the HIP Act, to delay a regulation that would have significantly hurt Zimmer’s profits!
That wasn’t all—after Price wrote the bill to benefit Zimmer Biomet, the company donated to his re-election campaign! Do the work, collect the check! And Price makes a regular practice of this kind of corruption: the Wall Street Journal recently reported that he traded roughly $300,000 in health company stock, while writing laws that would benefit them.
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