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Tom Price spent more than $1.2 million on airfare at HHS

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Former Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price didn't even take the cheapest private jet on some of the trips that helped rack up more than $1 million in total travel bills — on taxpayers' dime, according to a government audit.

By the numbers: The audit from HHS' Office of the Inspector General classified about $340,000 of Price's travel expenses as wasteful, and said the department never even bothered to check whether commercial flights were available or how much they would have cost.