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Twitter Reacts to HHS Secretary's Resignation

Twitter Reacts to HHS Secretary's Resignation

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD resigned from his post last week following reports of racking up in excess of $1,000,000 in travel expenses for chartered flights according to POLITICO.

The former Georgia Congressmen used the charter flights to make announcements regarding the opioid epidemic and speak at various health-related conferences around the country. According to POLITICO reports, Price took at least 24 chartered flights, all of which were payed for by taxpayers when he could have flown commercial.  

Shortly after the Price's resignation, President Donald Trump named Don J. Wright, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, to serve as Acting HHS Secretary until they find a permanent replacement for Price. Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Doug Gottlieb, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, have been mentioned as possible replacements.

The resignation of Price naturally sparked some interesting reactions on Twitter immediately after the White House announced it. Here are a few we've collected.

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https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/913868994549084160

https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/913869496863023104

https://twitter.com/brianbeutler/status/913867954692947969

https://twitter.com/funder/status/913891225916276736

https://twitter.com/chelseahandler/status/913886911625781248

https://twitter.com/StephenAtHome/status/913871609190129664

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/913551502156992513

https://twitter.com/molly_knight/status/913871247464734720

Source: 
Physicians Practice

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