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Washington, D.C.– House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding reports that the Obama Administration plans to conduct a “stealth survey” of physician offices to gather data on patient access to primary care physicians.
“Doctors should be able to spend their time focusing on providing the highest level of quality care to their patients, not wondering when Uncle Sam might be calling to spy on them,” said Chairman Price. “This type of outrageous action sows yet another level of distrust between government and the people it serves, and it does nothing to address the underlying issue of access to care. The Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress failed to consider the consequences of their actions when they put their disastrous health care package together. This explains why they are ill-prepared to address the shortage of health care providers that will become worse when more regulations and intrusions into the practice of medicine drive doctors from their profession. Rather than conduct covert polling of doctor’s offices, the Administration ought to spend its time trying to figure out how to work with physicians and other health care providers to bring down the cost of care and not toss millions of Americans onto another government program that will be unaffordable, unsustainable, and unable to deliver on the promises made. Big Brother is destroying healthcare in America.”