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Capitol Hill Dems, HHS Secretary Price Trade Jabs On HHS Budget

In back-to-back appearances on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sparred with Democrats over the Trump administration’s budget cuts for his department and coming troubles in the individual health insurance market. “President Trump’s budget does not confuse government spending with government success,” Price said, defending a spending plan that calls for substantial funding reductions to Medicaid, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and other HHS agencies. The problem with many federal programs “is not that they are too expensive or too underfunded. The real problem is that they ...

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