GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Suggests Quarantining People With HIV Because They Don’t “Die As Readily” As Before

Regina Willis reports at Project Q Atlanta:

State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people face.

Price’s suggestion came Tuesday during a two-hour meeting of the House Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Adequate Health Care. Price – a medical doctor and wife of Dr. Tom Price, the former Secretary of Health & Human Services – asked Pascale Wortley if quarantining people was an option given how much the state spends on care for people with HIV. Wortley, director of the HIV Epidemiology Section for Georgia Department of Health, was discussing HIV treatment with the committee.

“It seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers, well not carriers, with the potential to spread, whereas in the past they died more readily and at that point they are not posing a risk. So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they are not in treatment,” Price said later during Wortley’s presentation.

The New Civil Rights Movement has video of her remarks. Hit the first link above for much more on this insanity. (Tipped by JMG reader Marcus)

  • fastlanestranger

    “People are LIVING with this disease nowadays. This is A PROBLEM, people.”

    • Mike

      The pro-life party, don’t you know.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Ive had HIV since around 1988. No thanks to people like this Price bitch, Im still very much alive.

      • TampaDink

        And we are ever so glad that you are!

      • JWC

        A big applause to you Most of my friends with HIV from that era has long ago passed (sadly) So all the more power to you

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          I stayed alive merely to piss off people like the price’s from roswell, ga…..

          • TampaDink

            Keep at it, they clearly aren’t yet pissed off enough to just piss off & die.

          • MT YVR

            Husband has a t-shirt that reads:
            Annoy
            Them
            Survive

          • Falconlights

            That’s great.

          • BearEyes

            atta boy!

          • Todd20036

            That works!

          • Sporkfighter

            Some people call that “building a better world”.

          • Dutchman

            Good on’ya…

          • Cpartist

            And please keep pissing them off. 🙂

          • Dk

            since it is Georgia, I would say to you “She isn’t fit to wipe your boots!” that may be be quoted slightly wrong…

        • TampaDink

          Most of mine too….but we are currently dog sitting for good friends, one of who tested positive when the first test came out, he believes that his infection dates back to at least 1982.
          35(ish) years of living with HIV, 73…built like a brick shit house…and currently touring Vietnam with his adorable b.f..

          • JWC

            The one surviving friend of a similar vintage,has always been a glowing inspiration to me had the most unkind occurance happen to him. After surgery he suffered a stroke and for the past three has been very paralyzed It’s not possible for closure cuz Kenny is still here(TO) but doesn’t know me or recognize anything from our past (just friends)

          • TampaDink

            I’m so sorry about his plight.

          • scottrose
          • JWC

            Ya Kenny was my “Sister “ and I miss him dearly

          • TampaDink

            I should have also indicated that I am sorry for your plight, in having such a dear friend who is still among us but not who he was.

          • JWC

            I e-mail his bro and sister in law once in awhile but its somewhat pointless after 3 years with no change. I just have my thoughts and misty moments now

          • RoFaWh

            What kind of surgery?

            When I had a knee replaced a couple of years ago, the post-operative regimen put a lot of emphasis on preventing clotting. Had to take an injection right into my abdomen every day for a couple of weeks afterwards, plus constant nagging about making pumping motions with your feet.

        • scottrose
      • Todd20036

        I’ve had HIV since 2008. Not only am I alive, I’m undetectable, which mean I cannot transmit the disease.

        Not that I expect this asshole from Georgia to realize that.

        • Adam Schmidt

          Georgia is getting better. If she wasn’t married to Tom Price I’d be surprised at her attitudes given she’s from Roswell. Atlanta suburbs but definitely not the sticks. She should know better.

          • Dutchman

            You’re clearly forgetting about Cobb County, Woodstock, Kenneheehaw and all the rest of Banjoland that’s within 10 miles of Roswell

          • kareemachan

            For a moment, I thought she was from Roswell, NM.

          • JellicleCat60

            She SHOULD be!

          • Falconlights

            Nah. No right-thinking alien would want her.

        • JWC

          Again Kudos to you Todd

        • pch1013

          I’ve also had it since 1988. I’m such an early adopter.

        • jonfromcalifornia

          She’s a REPUBLICAN “doctor”, of course, she doesn’t realize that. There’s something about conservatism that deadens the mind’s capacity for absorbing new ideas.

          • Steverino

            Conservative movement = constipation = full of shit.

      • scottrose
      • Gerry Fisher

        Keep on rockin’, sir!

      • Sporkfighter

        Every day you live is a thumb in the eye of some bigot somewhere, and it’s going to take decades for you to get to them all!

        • Falconlights

          Well-said!

      • pj

        ive had HIV since 1989. and im undetectable. it took a lot of effort to get that way and stay that way when you consider i had a pre existing condition and couldnt get health care. we have been fighting ignorant fucks like you for years to get treatment and stay alive. and almost 30 years later we hear the same bullshit from people in power like you. fuck you fucking fuck.

        • Chris Baker

          … and it’s from a Doctor, no less.

          Maybe the solution would be to provide all HIV+ people in GA with free medication! Seems like it would cost less than quarantining them all. I could actually see more people getting HIV if they knew they would get a lifetime of housing and care, and probably not having to work.

      • Falconlights

        And I’m glad you are here with us.

    • Steverino

      Her position can be summarized: “this is no longer the Final Solution to the homosexual problem we once thought it was.”

    • Uncle Mark

      And you know it’s only a matter of time where they would move from quarantining people with HIV/AIDS to throwing all gay people into quarantine/concentration camps

      • Steverino

        Of course. Back in the day (the 1980s) during all the quarantine hysteria, the HIV test was considered by homophobes to be a “gay” test because, you know, we all were supposedly infected with HIV. So we all were to be “quarantined.”

      • MT YVR

        Well obviously. The logic is simple and infallible.

        HIV is deadly and expensive. People with HIV are a threat as long as they are alive. The next step is the sentiment : “If we’re being honest, we all know it’s gay men most of the time. And sometimes some poor random unlucky person.” Which leads into “for the public good” those most at risk are “for their and everyone else’s protection” quarantined. Just in case.

        I know public health researchers who wouldn’t even so much as hiccup over that and be all “sure, sounds like good science!”

        N.B. I’d hope it went without saying but this is the internet so it doesn’t… but none of the above IS actually reasonable or something I agree with.

        • JWC

          Mt YVR did you know Dr Mikey??

          • MT YVR

            Which Dr Mikey? (Which probably means no but it might not)

          • JWC

            if YVR means what i think it means then yes if not then no ( Maynard)

          • MT YVR

            Oh. Him. Yes I knew of him.

            That awkward moment when I’m not sure you knew him as a friend or not. I know a lot about how he stopped being a Doc.

          • JWC

            Ya that John asshole a street person Mikeys case was left nebulous

          • JWC

            I was a patient of his at that time Years before and to the end

        • Uncle Mark

          I thoroughly understand that. There is undoubtedly a cold logic about it…but we are a country of free people with free will tempered by laws. Most people are responsible citizens. We do not imprison people for posing a potential threat, when they act responsibly. If that were the case, then we wouldn’t be selling guns or controversial literature.

          Furthermore, one would think that as this woman is fast-approaching the end of her mortal coil, that she would perhaps acquire some compassion…but then again, some never do.

      • MichaelJ

        And given that African Americans, who represent only 12% of the U.S. population, account for more new HIV diagnoses (44%), people estimated to be living with HIV disease (40%), and HIV-related deaths (44%) than any other racial/ethnic group in the US (Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 2017), concentration camps for people with HIV/AIDS would remove a lot of Black people from the general population, which would please many of Price’s constituents in the Atlanta suburbs.

      • clay

        They would “have” to, since they are still more likely to test for antibodies (3-6 month window), rather than viral DNA.

      • Falconlights

        Of course. This kind of thing never stops with just one group.

    • scottrose
    • Ninja0980

      Pro-life party my ass.

    • zhera

      And she’s supposed to be a doctor. A doctor!

      Is doctor Mengele her idol?

      • Cattleya1

        Perhaps – I taught medicine and I can tell you that like in every other field of human endeavor compassion cannot be taught and psychopaths are fairly common.

    • Falconlights

      Damn! That’s the sticking point with people like the Price bitch. People with HIV are not dying off fast enough to suit them. Anyone who thinks Rethuglicans are not all about death and destruction is hopelessly naive.

    • Bob

      How about instead of being fear mongers try curing the fucking disease!

  • The_Wretched

    “Pascale Wortley if quarantining people was an option given how much the state spends on care for people with HIV”

    Um, quarantine doesn’t mean stop medication and support. Unless you mean concentration camp.

    And for a whatabouterism, how much does your State spend on giving churches tax breaks and other supports?

    • RoFaWh

      Somebody needs to define precisely what taxing the churches would mean. and then figure out just how much not taxing them costs the fisc.

      • The_Wretched

        It gets done now and again but not with regularity. The number is up in the many billions. It’d mean property tax on their lands, income tax on their pastors and staffs (if categorized as ‘ministerial’ like some teachers are). They typically don’t pay for fire/police surcharges and some jurisdictions don’t bill them for water and electricity.

        I’d be happy were they ‘just’ brought upto the same level of taxation as other social clubs.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Idiot.

    • Bad Tom

      Evil.

      • boatboy_srq

        Definitely on the Evil side of the Stupid/Evil scale. But on the scale nonetheless.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • RoFaWh

      BS = bullshit

      MS = more of the same

      PhD = piled higher and deeper.

  • Adam King

    I bet her maiden name’s Mengele.

    • Ross

      I will take that bet.

  • MT YVR

    So in her mind the options are treat which means money she doesn’t want to spend or quarantine until they die. Ultimately that’s what the framing is here.

    God I love this shit. I keep screaming about this and keep getting shit for it. But hey. (flourish) Ta fucking da. This shit is still fucking out there.

    • MT YVR

      I wrote this elsewhere:

      So. I’m about to rant. Ignore or buckle in. No apologies.

      For the last… four years now I guess? I’ve been giving lectures. I keep talking about what it’s like to live with HIV. I talk about non-disclosure laws. I talk cultural constructs as they intersect with sexual orientation. I talk about cultural desexualization of individuals through injury or illness. I talk, in short, about the various overlapping sets of issues that come with … being me.

      PART OF THAT has consistently been that there is a shittonne of stigma and prejudice that exists at every level of society right now around people with HIV. And always, ALWAYS, some shit stands up and says “yeah, well no…” or says “I’ve got HIV and I never have to deal with this shit”.

      I always want to just side eye the hell out of the second set. Because… really? Really? Never?

      Then shit like this comes up and people act surprised. Why in hell are y’all surprised? This happens all the time, every day out there.

      In 1987 Bill Vander Zalm proposed a bill (C 34) that would empower medical officers to quarantine people who had AIDS to an island in the Georgia Straits. It was an old abandoned leper colony. The bill also would allow people to contact medical officers with suspicions that someone had AIDS, which would result in a compulsory HIV test. On that reporting alone.

      The bill was defeated. So people think. In fact it was cannibalized and is in the present British Columbia Health Care Act. Medical officers have the ability to summarily quarantine anyone due to a laundry list of reasons. Originally there was laws written to formalize the powers and the process but a few years ago they were removed. The legislation, however, never has. So in this day, today, it is possible for a health care official to determine for whatever reason that a person needs to be quarantined. And this process sidesteps due process.

      People are constantly banging at this door. Constantly. It’s never stopped.

      So people are surprised?

      Shit, child. This fuckery isn’t news. It’s water is fucking wet.

      • TampaDink

        I know that you cannot tell, but I am giving you a standing ovation right now.

        • MT YVR

          Thanks darlin. I just get… (kermit flailing)…. over this.

          • TampaDink

            Isn’t it wonderful that not only did I immediately knew what you meant when you typed Kermit flailing but that I also pictured it happening…and feel the need to do it myself. (And then begin another day of drinking)

          • MT YVR

            Amen to that.

            And I ADORE that there is a perfect image/descriptor to the internal explosion that happens. It’s soooo much easier than having to find words. It’s essentially the flail and M Kahn’s “Fire… flames…. from… the side of my head”.

          • TampaDink

            And…again, I pictured her delivering those lines just as I read them in your post.

          • Christopher
      • Adam Schmidt

        This post makes a lot more sense now that I know that BC is British Columbia. I live in Georgia so was thinking that the Georgia Straits were in the Gulf or something.

        • MT YVR

          lol Editing now!

        • TampaDink

          Were there straits off of GA, wouldn’t they be in the Atlantic? (I had to Google to learn where they are located.)

          • Adam Schmidt

            I guess… and I had to use Google too. 🙂

    • Gustav2

      The first thing we should do is get rid of Medicare!

      • MT YVR

        Honestly it feels like a lot of them really would just rather a country wherein you only get to live if you can do it without any help.

        Starving? Then you should. Got an illness that can be fixed but it has to be done by someone else? Should run its course.

        I mean fucking hell. That’s what’s behind all this. OTHER people get sick or are disadvantaged. Their god help them if they ever have anything go wrong in their life that they can’t fix on their own. It’ll be a fucking shock.

        • RoFaWh

          There’s a phrase in (iirc) the Constitution that they evidently have never noticed: “the common welfare.”

          Sounds like socialism to me.

    • Dagoril

      Why waste the money on quarantined people? Save money and just shoot them in the head now! /s

      • TampaDink

        Won’t somebody think of the ammo? Why would they want to take the lives of precious bullets when starvation is free?

        • RoFaWh

          In China, the government sends bills to the families for the bullets used to execute prisoners.

          • TampaDink

            Hair Furor will probably jump right on this great idea from Jina….he hasn’t been disappointed with the quality of “his” products that are made there.

  • greenmanTN
  • KCMC
    • Steverino

      H. Ross Perot?

  • Adventures in Triggering®

    I disagree with this woman.

  • james1200
  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    What is dumbfounding about this “medical doctor’s” comment is that, if it’s valid to quarantine HIV+ people, why not do the same for anyone with a STD? Surely this “medical doctor” knows that we have a ton of people living with us who have a STD. why single out just one. Frankly, this stupid repugnant bitch ought to have her medical license suspended or revoked. Ignorant old biddy.

    • james1200

      Because HIV is still associated with us in most people’s minds, especially ignorant people like this bitch here. She wants to lock up homos and only homos.

      • JW Swift

        …and they would prefer not to have to pay for expensive treatment of “those” people.

    • MT YVR

      HILARIOUSLY here in BC? The whole “why do we only do X with HIV, why not other STIs?” has resulted in people saying “well, actually, that’s not a bad idea”.

      Mandatory reporting and tracking are slowly kicking in. There are mutterings about some of the non-disclosure laws (this is nationally) being pressed into STI transmissions. OTHER STIs.

      (head on desk)

      Just.. I need rum.

      • Adam Schmidt

        I’m going to be the one to ask… “BC”?

        • MT YVR

          Oh. Sorry. British Columbia, west coast of Canada. My bad. I hate when people do that. Sorry!!

          • Adam Schmidt

            Ah… no problem. Was trying to figure out whether BC was a place or something else. Thank you!

          • RoFaWh

            Come to BC for your next vacation.

            People are friendly, the economy is heavily oriented toward tourism, lots of good restaurants, weather in summer is damned fine (most of the time), and best of all, we don’t drive on the left.

            Stay away from Vancouver, though. It’s horribly overpopulated, with all that implies.

  • Mike

    If anyone is to be put out to sea on a raft, let it be the murderous christian churchies and gun nuts whose lives are consumed with ecstatic visions of mass murder, either by their own hand or by the hand of the original malignant narcissist and sociopath, their god yahweh.

  • CanuckDon

    The correct solution is to quarantine people with diseased minds like Betty Price.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Such intelligence! Such empathy! Such compassion! She sounds fun.

    • Bad Tom

      Yeah! I’d love to have her for my Primary Care Physician!

  • bambinoitaliano

    I like to think that the GOP is living with a complicit disease and are not dying at all.

  • Tread

    Which verifies why nothing was done about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ’80s. After all, it was just a bunch of fags dying. /angry

  • kirby7771

    She’s a doctor? Seriously? This isn’t some kind of sick joke?

    • Ross

      It is sick. It is a joke. It’s name is Price.

      • FAEN

        Hey Ross-good to see you.

    • Snarkaholic

      Did the Duggars open a medical home skool?

    • james1200

      Both she and her husband are “doctors”.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/3ov9jZdGWfvNiSPceA/giphy.gif

      (I really need to stop making gifs and get back to work but what’s one more between friends?)

    • FAEN

      Moore was a Judge as was Louie ‘terror babies’ Gohmert. She’s a doctor. I’m amazed how these people managed to get through.

      • Cattleya1

        I advocated screening medical students and residents for psychopathic tendencies. There are common psychological profiles which do a decent job of identifying people with those traits. The administration told me repeatedly it would never stand up to a court challenge. Just because you are bright enough to get into medical school and finish it does not guarantee that you will be a caring – or competent physician.

    • Gerry Fisher

      She’s just fiscally responsible. She just wants to see if quarantine is cheaper than anti-virals, is all. /s

    • clay

      Who’s never heard of measles (quarantine works), chicken pox (quarantine does not work), or any other contagious virus.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Both she and her husband are doctors. There’s a list of other doctors just like them. This guy is at the top. They must be so proud.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb2e3b78f5b29903221cb2863baba19b2c0c02deb446ca606f277b7b727e02d2.jpg

    • Lars Littlefield

      Isn’t that Donny Osmond?

      • Harveyrabbit

        No, Donny’s on another list of people who don’t support same sex marriage.

    • Steverino

      The right-wing alternative to Managed Care is Mengeled Care.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    She couldn’t even pronounce the word “undetectable”, much less understand the concept.

    • boatboy_srq

      Contains too many letters/syllables.

  • Halou

    What was it the Republicans said about ObamaCare instituting “death panels”?
    Yeah, TrumpCare advocates are right there calling for a governing body to hand down judgement on people based on their health and well being situation.

    • Snarkaholic

      FUCKYOUgenics.

    • Duck

      Any time a Republican says a Democrat is doing something horrific it is because the Republican wishes to do that exact thing.

  • boatboy_srq

    So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they are not in treatment

    Well, how about getting them into treatment, you poisonous SoS?

    • Snarkaholic

      What…and spend MONEY…money that could be spent on far better expenses…like war and yachts???

      • John Kusters

        And travel on private chartered jets…

      • Halou

        And paying for golf cart rentals from Trump golf resorts. Never forget that urgent item of expenditure.

  • Robincho

    What Price, Idiocy?…

    • Steverino

      The Price is Wrong.

      • Snarkaholic

        The Price is Shite.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • The_Wretched

    It goes without saying that offering public support for anti-viral therapy cuts the transmission rate. So do needle exchange programs and housing / food programs (healthier people transmit less often). She (they?) want to cut spending but spending is how you 1. reduce deaths 2. reduce transmission and 3. ultimately reduce costs. That’s not including the reduction in human suffering that she (they) give no shits about.

  • Halou

    In what crazy world is it a bad thing that people are surviving their illnesses?

    • Ross

      Trump world.

  • Bad Tom

    I could believe an uneducated, ignorant person making these comments, but a MEDICAL DOCTOR?!?

    Does she still practice? Perhaps her licensing board should make inquiries about the quality of care she provides. She certainly hasn’t kept up with the state-of-the-art of knowledge of HIV that she so blithely proposes to legislate about.

    • Snarkaholic

      I wonder what unspeakable things she’s done in the past to patients who she suspected were gay (or in any other way objectionable to her).

      • Bad Tom

        I seriously think the relevant licensing board should make an inquiry.

    • Craig C

      She was an anesthesiologist. That’s not really a doctor – she cures nobody and has no need for empathy or bedside manner.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Are they just making Republicans dumber and dumber every year or have I missed something?

    • Silver Badger

      Not dumber, more evil.

    • boatboy_srq

      Four decades of strangling education because Blah Students.

      Also too, Georgia.

    • Halou

      Alex Jones and his lead-laced supplements.

      • Snarkaholic

        Jim Fakker is probably garnishing his tele-slop entrees with lead-based paint chips.

    • Helen Damnation™

      Not dumber. Well, maybe. But definitely meaner.

    • carrot festival

      No, the damn gate got left open and they’re running loose now.

  • Gustav2

    Not sorry we are living longer…BITCH!

    • Robincho

      That’s way more open to discussion since 1/20/17…

    • Statistics Palin

      I am sorry that cvnt is breathing. She deserves to be hanged by a meat hook through a tender orifice until she screams an apology.

  • Bad Tom

    Why spend money on ANY care for people, Representative?
    Divert it all to you 1%ers.
    Let us eat cake.

  • netxtown

    yes, put dem leppers in the penal colony.

    fucking old c—!

  • boatboy_srq

    Any bets on whether Poz folks living past 30 is troubling her “Teh Ghey have a shorter lifespan due to their toxic lifestyle” strongly-held beliefs?

    • Snarkaholic

      It pisses her off when her (fervent, daily) prayers aren’t answered.

    • RoFaWh

      She wouldn’t recognize the truth about HIV even if it jumped up and delivered the proverbial ass-bite.

  • JDS
    • Tempus Fuggit

      That is indeed what that сunt deserves for her comments.

  • netxtown

    how ’bout we cut all them taxpayer funded church programs AND tax the churches that continue to infect the minds of innocents?

  • Tatonka

    It’s only taken nine months of Trump as president for someone to float the idea of concentration camps.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    I’d like to take this moment to press for opt-out STD/STI screening for anyone getting a physical, including those who are married/partnered. A lot of these smug Southern women would be shocked at the infections their devoted husbands are passing on to them.

    • Gustav2

      Especially if you are Mrs Price.

  • Bill Harnsberger

    Price: “It seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers, well not carriers, with the potential to spread, whereas in the past they died more readily and at that point they are not posing a risk.”

    What about all the ones who come back as zombies? This lady knows nothing about real-world health issues.

  • safari
  • Treant

    Dear Bitcher Price: No.

    Or, how to get people to stop being tested. Frankly, if I were at risk of a concentration camp, I’d never be tested. Which would make the problem worse. Great thinking there, asswipe.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Tim Price’s wife. My God!

    • William

      Maybe she’s worried about her husband picking up a disease when he goes to prison for insider trading.

  • JWC

    Oh give me her address this charming bitch realy really needs a fucking Mothers day card. What a fucking mother Boy cut her free government travel off and she gets nasty

  • Slippy_World
    • Snarkaholic

      He’s a Leona Helmsley fan…who knew?

  • marcoslb

    Could we just take her out back and put her down?

  • Gregor

    So proud to be from Georgia! (hangs head and runs away)

  • WiscoJoe

    Just think, if everyone with HIV or any other treatable, pre-existing conditions just sacrificed their lives, guys like Donald Trump and Tom Price could avoid paying taxes. Republican values…

    • RoFaWh

      We do not know what medications Trump takes, if any.

      Perhaps none, given the doofus he claims is his GP.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Another Republicunt that needs to heed their party’s other platform and shut up while keeping pregnant and in the kitchen.

  • Mark

    Why stop there? Long term cancer patients, Parkinson’s, Leukemia, MS – the list could grow n grow….

    • Treant

      Anything catchy, really. I’m a rubella carrier, so I’d be a real joy in an Anti-Vaxxer Prenatal Yoga class.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I’d say ‘bless her heart’, but am sure the “woman” is a miracle baby and has lived its entire life without any heart.

    Is it too late for Gawd to send her a hurricane?

  • Kissmagrits

    And today’s subject is “death panels”…….

    • Max_1

      “Ma… Do we have to talk Republicans again?”

  • Friday

    Evil Christian Republicans.

  • Uncle Mark

    Since we’re being EXTREMELY PRACTICAL about financial costs here, let’s talk about how expensive it is to keep this old sow alive…especially during the last 10-20 years of her life. Let’s warehouse her ass in the Soylent Greens Rest Home now. Those pharmaceuticals that I’m sure a number of us taxpayers are paying for already are just too expensive a burden to put on Americans. It’s raising all of our insurance premiums. Cut the bitch off now for the good of the country !! MAGA !!

    • Uncle Mark

      She sounds more like an insurance actuary…trying to deny treatment & save money than any doctor trying to save lives. I wonder if she feels the way about the expense of premature babies or babies born with birth defects? Either answer she gives, either makes her a bigot or a monster

      • RoFaWh

        Her fundamental problem? She’s a fucking homophobe.

        And being a homophobe is a learned behavior,

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    …and the shoe drops.. it starts with registration.

  • WaltHawkNYC

    Every day. EVERY FUCKING DAY, Republicans continually prove how soulless and despicable they truly are. I can’t even believe this bitch is allowed to hold public office.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Her district is in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Most of her constituents probably feel the same way.

  • Bob Conti

    So, under this plan, Betty, do I get to live with my husband in your happy fun camp or do I just get conjugal visits. Fuck you, fuck your idiot husband, fuck your idiot party.

    • motordog

      Perhaps she intends to do like they did during the Bubonic Plague…they’d just nail your door shut and not let you leave. After all, a few nails are a lot cheaper than building a concentration…uh, I mean, ‘treatment’ camp, and the GOP is best known as the fiscally responsible party, don’t you know. SMH

  • LovesIrony

    Hey bitch:
    Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
    Heart disease: 633,842
    Cancer: 595,930
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 155,041
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 146,571
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 140,323
    Alzheimer’s disease: 110,561
    Diabetes: 79,535
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 57,062
    Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 49,959
    Intentional self-harm (suicide): 44,193

    • The_Wretched

      Hmm, seems like we should quarantine everyone who eats fast food regularly.

    • Vinnie NYC

      I’m rooting #4 does the trick for Betty

  • ETownCanuck

    Uh-oh..did she just slip up and spoil the plans in public?

    • coram nobis

      Spilled the beans, it seems.

  • Tawreos

    It would be physically impossible for me to eat the amount I want to vomit because of this bitch

    • Treant

      I could join you, and I like scrapple, so…

  • netxtown

    i’ll tell you once – won’t tell you twice
    you better wise up, betty price
    your apple pie don’t taste so nice
    you better wise up, betty price….

    • Tor

      Maybe you could work in a piece of Minnie’s famous chocolate pie….

    • JW Swift

      Points for the “Rocky Horror” reference!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Let me guess what other “undesireables” get added to that quarantine list.

  • FAEN

    Wow-way to stay stuck in the 80’s when it comes to HIV/AIDS.

    Every day it’s something horrific with these people.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    You know who doesn’t die quickly enough? Bigoted idiots, that’s who.

  • Tor

    Uh-oh. Did she say that out loud?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      No uh oh. She just established her credentials to run for Congress in Georgia.

  • Gregory B

    What’s more frightening is that this woman is a medical doctor.

  • Lakeview Bob

    I would call her a stupid fucking C*nt but for some reason that is frowned on here. YOU STUPID FUCKING C*NT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • CB

      Not frowning.

  • TrollopeReader

    Golly, lady …..maybe they’re not “dying as readily” because they are leading full and wholesome lives, working, families, volunteering, teaching you kids, caring for your parents in hospital or nursing home, etc etc etc . Bitch.

    • Kissmagrits

      And nary a mention of much more common disease states, especially in the American south: Obesity, diabetes, opioid addiction, alcoholism, cigarette smoking, near zero exercise and old time religion.

      • TrollopeReader

        well, those are Southern values ….history and heritage, of course !!

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        A few snake handlers die every year too.

  • PeedeResistance

    Look at the photograph, read the ‘remarks,’ and tell me medical degrees, medical licensing, and so-called medical ‘standards’ mean anything at this point. An inbred, droolingly inarticulate cow advocating Nazi practices clearly in violation of the Hippocratic Oath, among other things, and the AMA does NOTHING.

  • MBear

    Quarantine this, b*tch

    • TrollopeReader

      oh dear, I put the *i* in … does that make me a horrible person??

      • MBear

        Yes. Come sit next to me

  • Marty Pavelka

    Does she comprehend what comes out of her mouth? She makes no sense. People are living longer with HIV because they have better detection and treatment and have low viral loads, all of which help prevent transmission. That longer living HIV+ folks could be a risk is illogical. And quarantine? Does she even know that means? It’s used for diseases transmitted by aerosols. Good grief!

  • TrollopeReader

    o/t Sarah Sanders is lying again …and again, and again……

    • red-diaper-baby 1942

      Color me surprised.
      Or, as has been better said, I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!

  • David

    Christians are fucking evil. Full stop.

  • TrollopeReader

    so, is she any relation to Sec. of HHS Price, ?? (also a doctor)

    • cowboyinbrla

      Wife.

    • TampaDink

      FORMER Sec. of H.H.S.. private plane trips are as bad as private servers.

      • TrollopeReader

        oh yeah. so many departures ….

  • aagold76 .

    you should always carry links to twitter or a social media site for them so we can bitch slap people like this.

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    Ah yes, once again a model of Christian love for her fellow human beings.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • LeeCMH

    Her word choice — a little Freudian?

  • According to her bio she worships at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. God is love, and all that happy horseshit.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      OT, but Michael Moore’s Facebook shows photos from his Broadway show, and Faye Dunaway was one of the attendees.

  • Jonathan Smith

    this is not only stupid,
    it is evil.
    what a bitch.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Fuck this bitch.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Ummmmm…
      either no thanks or you first. For myself, my junk is too precious.

  • Ninja0980

    Fuck you and your husband that took countless trips on our dime.

  • MB
  • duncansdad

    Welcome to the 1980’s.

  • OdieDenCO

    has she always been an offensive bitch or is she trying out for the bitch of the year award?

  • Kelly Lape

    The AMA needs to revoke her licence. She’s a quack.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      The state of Georgia issued her license. They probably approve of her comments.

  • royinhell

    I say we quarantine every fucking idiot who somehow got elected so they can’t do more damage than they’ve already done.

  • kareemachan

    Let’s compare that with what she thinkgs of the antivaxxers who are also possible carriers of potentially deadly diseases, shall we?

  • xzargo

    Bitch. Eat shit and die.

  • j.martindale

    We aren’t dying off fast enough for you, and are expensive. I have a creeping suspicion I know what your priorities are.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Wut??

  • Girlgoon

    Politicians are living too long too along with supreme court justices.

  • agcons

    The Price is wrong, clearly.

  • Robert Adams

    “whereas in the past they died more readily and at that point they are not posing a risk. So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they are not in treatment,” Price said ”

    Sounds like she is talking about old white men who vote Republican.

  • Michael Walters

    I say someone tie this bitch down, and drive a wooden stake up her cootch, drape a wreath of Garlic around her neck and let it rot in the sun.

  • BamKablam

    Betty Price should be quarantined for that hair-don’t! That is of course, the minute she is removed from office for being a pathetic vomit-inspiring biggot…

  • leastyebejudged

    This representative democracy thing does have it’s flaws.

    These are the kinds of doctors we have in the USA.

    This is the kind of medical establishment we have here.

    Now tell me how we’re ever going to have anything but shitty, expensive healthcare without dealing with these people ?

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    Who else would she quarantine because they don’t die as readily? The aged? Down Syndromers? People with too much melanin? (This IS Georgia…)

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Trade unionists, political activists, intellectuals, Jews? It’s traditional. /snark

  • JellicleCat60

    That bi6ch is an MD???? Are you f**king kidding me???? Oh.,..backwoods stink state where it is still 1980…That explains her stupidity! 🖕

  • 2patricius2

    I think we need to quarantine right wing Xtians like Betty Price. They are a danger to the health and wellbeing of our whole society.

  • Where did she get her medical degree – from Trump University? What fucking Neanderthals are these republican’ts. (no offense to Neanderthals.)

  • Galvestonian

    this one needs – I say NEEDS – to have her medical license revoked and I say
    – REVOKED – permanently.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      She reminds me of that former nurse who wants the ER to be able to boot people without bothering to see if they’re really sick.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      I’d prefer retroactive birth control for this one.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Don’t be silly people. This isn’t a trial balloon for quarantining people living with HIV.

    It’s a trial balloon for depriving people living with HIV of their medicines, so they will die “more readily”.

  • Better idea. Let’s quarantine cnuts instead!

  • jonfromcalifornia

    I heard on the news yesterday that Georgia wants to attract big businesses to its state, but with idiotic people like that in power??? Amazon.com, for instance, is currently looking to relocate its headquarters and among the states vying for its business is Georgia. In fact, Georgia has even promised to rename one of its towns, “Amazon, GA” to “sweeten” the deal. Talk about lame.

  • jw2200

    Maybe she could work on quarantining stupid and she can lead them into the camps.

  • Obviously her hair dresser has already retaliated against her.

  • Barry William Teske

    This is what happens when some do the job for just the money. Has not a clue to the disease of HATE they harbour because fear of self blocks love of self and more importantly, care for self. Don’t give this HATE intoned excuse the benefit of doubt. Duty of care is as much about self as it is of an other.

  • The Cool Cookie

    This is pure, plain and prideful ignorance and hate mongering. Who gave this fiend a medical degree? She certainly didn’t earn it from any accredited school. Damn her!

  • Winston Rory

    I think Betty Price and her idiotic husband should both be quarantined from sane people. I wonder just how much her prejudices, insensitivity and utter stupidity is contagious to the general public. The age of demagogues is upon us…

  • Dinz6315

    Quarantine? Oh, Betty. That’s SO eighties….

  • nhr215

    What a frickin’ moron. People aren’t dying as “readily” as in the past BECAUSE of treatment. Someone who can’t follow a simple logical line of argument shouldn’t be in elected office. Is she mentally retarded? What exactly does she think is causing HIV deaths to go down???

  • Eddie Besketti

    it seems to me that trump and his circus of clown are the sick ones, spreading their disease around the world. they are the ones who ought to be quarantined.

  • Kathy Collins Hurt

    Wow! Could the word Ignorant and Arrogant be more front and center?..I lost a best friend in 1988 from this,he was pre-existing condition,we kept him alive and raising hell for about 10 yrs before he finally lost the battle.In those days it was up to a table full of meds,good diet and a great support system.We’ve came a looong way baby ! More power to all of you still with us!😊