Price: ‘President’s approach to health care is wildly unpopular’

ATLANTA — President Obama today rolled out his new health care plan, but one Georgia representative wasn’t impressed with the plan, saying the administration is “suffering from political delusions if it thinks this is what the American people want.”

The Obama administration says the $1 trillion, 10-year plan will make health care more affordable by prohibiting “excessive” hikes to the cost of coverage, “expand health coverage to all Americans” and also “sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have.” Critics disagree.

“This plan is just another version of the same government takeover of health care that Americans have already stamped ‘reject,'”  Price, R-Ga., said in a statement. “The President’s approach to health care is wildly unpopular, not because he hasn’t explained it well enough, but because it tramples on Americans’ ability to make their own health care decisions.

“Remarkably, this plan is even more intrusive than before, relying on government price fixing, a solution always fraught with unintended consequences,” Price added. “A few empty nods to the Republican goal of clamping down on waste, fraud, and abuse doesn’t change the fact that at its core this plan takes power away from patients and gives it to bureaucrats in Washington.”

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