Orthopedic surgeons donate $928k to Dr. Tom Price over 12-year period: 5 points

Written by Mary Rechtoris | December 16, 2016 | Print  |

Tom Price, MD, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for HHS secretary, has received a large portion of funding from medical specialists, according to The News Tribune.

Here are five points:


1. Specialists have donated at least $3.1 million over the past 13 years to Dr. Price's political committees.


2. Specialists account for more than 20 percent of Dr. Price's congressional campaign funding, a McClatchy analysis found.


3. From 2004 to 2016, orthopedic surgeons provided Dr. Price $926,639.


4. Anesthesiologists are the next biggest contributors, donating $256,888 during the aforementioned time frame.


5. Urologists donated $179,413 to Dr. Price between 2004 and 2016.


"We've had the chance to visit with Dr Price several times over the years and find him to be a high integrity thoughtful person,” said Scott Becker, JD, publisher of Becker's Healthcare.


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