Latest Scandal Too Much For HHS Secretary Tom Price. He's Out.

Kaiser Health News, October 2, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday. The White House said President Donald Trump intends to designate Don Wright of Virginia to serve as acting secretary, effective at midnight Friday.

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This article first appeared September 29, 2017 on Kaiser Health News.

By Julie Rovner

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday, amid controversy over his use of private jets for official and personal business. He promised a day earlier to pay back some of the $400,000 spent on those flights, but the offer came too late for the Trump White House.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, the White House said President Donald Trump intends to designate Don Wright of Virginia to serve as acting secretary, effective at midnight Friday. Wright serves as the deputy assistant secretary for health at HHS and he directs the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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