Journalist Arrested After Asking HHS Secretary About Preexisting Conditions In GOP Health Law
Dan Heyman, a veteran journalist with Public News Service, was jailed on the charge of willful disruption of state government processes and was released later on $5,000 bail.
The Washington Post:
West Virginia Journalist Arrested After Asking HHS Secretary Tom Price A Question
As Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price walked through a hallway Tuesday in the West Virginia State Capitol, veteran reporter Dan Heyman followed alongside him, holding up his phone to Price while attempting to ask him a question. Heyman, a journalist with Public News Service, repeatedly asked the secretary whether domestic violence would be considered a preexisting condition under the Republican bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system, he said. “He didn’t say anything,” Heyman said later in a news conference. “So I persisted.” (Schmidt, 5/10)
Reporter Arrested After Repeatedly Questioning Health Secretary
Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, said he was arrested at the West Virginia State Capitol after trying to ask Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the House-passed healthcare bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare...According to Heyman’s account, he waited for Price to come into the building and then reached past those accompanying Price with his phone and repeatedly asked his healthcare questions, adding that a number of other reporters wanted to bring up the issue of preexisting conditions. (Beavers, 5/9)