June 15th, 2009
11:45 AM ET
5 years ago

GOP takes on Obama's AMA speech


WASHINGTON (CNN) – Minutes before President Obama's address to the American Medical Association on Monday, Rep. Tom Price unveiled the GOP response, charging that the president's plan would take medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients.

"Where are medical decisions going to be made?" he asked reporters on a conference call.

There is little evidence veto power over medical decision-making has been an element of the current plans being discussed on Capitol Hill, but Price said that element would be a consequence, intended or not, of a new public option. "Any plan that results in a government takeover of any portion of it will push the crowd out, those in the plan who have personal private health insurance, into that government-run program," he said.


Filed under: Ron Paul • Tom Price
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Joe Sith

    "Minutes before President Obama's address to the American Medical Association on Monday, Rep. Tom Price unveiled the GOP response"

    Isn't this proof that it doesn't matter what Obama says, the GOP response always negative? Now they're not even waiting to hear what he's going to say.

    June 15, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. anderson n carolina

    Take the medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients.........whose making the decisions now? The insurance co"s tell you if you can see a specialist, have a test made and what drugs they will pay for! As usual the Gop refuses to see reality!

    June 15, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Chris from NY

    Unless the Republicans actually have anything to contribute to this debate, they should shut up. Critizing someone who's trying to find a solution to a problem when you don't have a soultion of your own is not only irresponsible it is also a waste of time.

    June 15, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |