The left-wing machine has always had a vendetta out for Tom Price because of his desire to repeal ObamaCare and put patients and doctors back in charge of the health care, which is why they have gone out of their way to smear him since his nomination was announced.
The Huffington Post takes their misinformation to new heights in an article this afternoon, deliberately misrepresenting the record in their attempts to scuttle his nomination. Specifically, they write this sentence:
Price and Collins were both engaged in legislative efforts to pass the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016. The legislation included specific language to speed up the process of drug approvals at the Food and Drug Administration for Innate Immunotherapeutics’ drugs, as well as others.
Claiming that Price was “engaged in legislative efforts to pass the 21st Century Cures Act” is simply false. Price actually voted against the legislation in the House because it wasn’t paid for, before ultimately voting for the legislation after it was amended. It’s absurd to conclude that he was working to pass a bill, while at the same time voting against it.
On top of that, the language in the legislation would not have affected Innate Immunotherapeutics because they are not governed by regulations in the United States:
In a statement, Mr. Wilkerson said his company’s drug is governed by regulations in Australia and New Zealand, so it won’t be deeply affected by the 21st Century Cures Act.
“As to any specific benefit to our Company and our clinical programme,” he added, “there is most likely none at all as the programme will be sold well before any approvals are sought from international regulators.”
The conclusions drawn by The Huffington Post are not correct, yet in a disservice to their readers and the public, they printed them anyway. Just because they happen to disagree with a decent public servant on health care policy doesn’t mean they have the right to distort the truth.