Earlier this week, Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, tried to ask the Trump adminstration a question about health care. Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price did not answer.
The circumstances under which the question was asked are at issue. Both the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Press Foundation have weighed in. But what should not be at issue is the obligation of our elected officials to be answerable and accountable for the public policies or proposals under their jurisdiction.
If you agree, please circulate a link to this post. If you are a member of the public, consider emailing Dr. Price at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask the question. If you are a reporter who covers the Department of Health & Human Services, or the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act – or if you work at a new organization in a place such as West Virginia where Secretary Price may appear, please ask him this question on behalf of PNS and the public:
“Would domestic violence be considered a pre-existing condition under proposals to change the Affordable Care Act?”