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Elevators close on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as he arrived at Trump Tower on Wednesday. AP/Carolyn Kaster

When Tom Price dabbled with something like Obamacare

9:11 am Dec. 2, 2016

Former Georgia Democratic operative Liz Flowers points us to an experimental period in the life of Tom Price, now President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Price now

U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., gives a speech about overhauling the budget process on Nov. 30 in Washington, D.C.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tom Price’s path to Senate confirmation is clear, thanks to Harry Reid

5:00 am Dec. 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Harry Reid, the exiting U.S. Senate minority leader, chuckled and shook his head Tuesday when a reporter asked about U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as secretary of health and human services.

It’s because of a change the Nevadan made to Senate rules in 2013 that Price, R-Roswell, is virtually assured to be confirmed to the Cabinet-level post early next year.

That rules change — the fact that it was dubbed the

Roswell Republican Tom Price, left, with House Speaker and friend Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Donald Trump nominates Tom Price for health cabinet post

6:51 am Nov. 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump formally tapped Roswell Congressman Tom Price to lead the department of health and human services Tuesday, putting a Georgian with close ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan at the center of efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

“Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice

Rep. Tom Price enters Trump Tower . Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Sources: Tom Price close to being named top health official in Donald Trump’s cabinet

6:53 pm Nov. 28, 2016

Georgia Rep. Tom Price is expected to be named President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services as early as Tuesday, according to a dozen Republican operatives and political figures with knowledge of the plan, putting a prominent critic of the Affordable Care Act in position to make vast changes to the law.

The operatives, all of whom requested anonymity since they are not authorized to speak on the record, said