Washington (CNN) -House Republicans will have a truth squad standing by to fact check during Thursday's televised bipartisan White House health care summit, House Minority Leader John Boehner announced Wednesday. And Boehner's truth squad has an unusual characteristic – more than half of the fact-checking team is made up of doctors.
Here's a list of the House GOP doctors who will be standing by Thursday:
Dr. Paul Broun, R-Georgia
Dr. Michael Burgess, R-Texas
Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana
Dr. John Fleming, R-Louisiana
Dr. Phil Gingrey, R-Georgia
Dr. Parker Griffith, R-Alabama
Dr. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania
Dr. Tom Price, R-Georgia
Dr. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee
In addition to these 9 M.D.'s, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, will be part of the group representing House Republicans at the White House meeting.
On the Senate side, the GOP is also sending two more doctors to meet with President Obama: Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, and John Barrasso, R-Wyoming.
Since mid 2009, Coburn and Barrasso have been hosting "The Senate Doctors Show," a twice weekly health care reform Webcast where the two lawmakers take questions submitted by the public.
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Let's see... Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee - and one from Pennsylvania.
Nothing like soliciting national perspectives! It sure sounds like a panel hand picked to support exactly what the GOP wants (or doesn't want).
There should be non-partisan doctors fact checking......not doctors w/ a D, or R after their name....
Correct me if im wrong but if they have 9 doctors that are in congress why is it hard for them to come up with a health care bill that suits everyone. Sound like to me that they have more of an interest in stoping it than writting one.
Or should we say a panel of republican fact checkers... if this isnt party over politics, than I don't know what is..
This man is such an absolute tool!
What does he have against Democrat doctors???????
NObama's healthcare-one small step for NObama- one giant step for socialism the mezziah is a socialist and only cares about power
It looks more like a program from the Ringling &Barnum Brothers Circus than a "truth" squad.
All Republican. Why not unbiased and nonpartisan doctors?