Grimm never met a doctor who likes the new health care legislation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:18 AM

Rep. Grimm wants to repeal the new federal healthcare legislation, saying it's costly and ineffective. (azi paybarah / wnyc)

Around the 7-minute mark in this debate about health care on NY1 last night, freshman Republican Rep Michael Grimm said, "I have yet to meet a doctor who thinks this is a good plan."

A spokesman for the DCCC, Josh Scherwin says that's because Grimm isn't looking hard enough.

"The AMA, the largest association of doctors in America, supported the Affordable Care Act, so if Representative Michael Grimm has never met a doctor who thinks it’s a good plan, it speaks more about Michael Grimm’s outreach to his constituents than it does about the health care law."


More in:

Comments [1]


Hasn't met too many doctors, has he?

Jan. 25 2011 10:05 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


"The Capitol Pressroom" with Susan Arbetter at 11 am

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

About The Empire

Everything you need to know about New York politics and governance. We aim for a ground-up approach to politics, reverse engineered to make the effect just as important as the players and the game they play. From the Long Island to The Thousand Islands, New York City Hall to the Capitol Building, The Empire's got you covered.

Check out WNYC's 2013 Mayor Tracker--the one-stop shop for info about the candidates, issues and trends in the upcoming New York City mayoral election.


Our Reporters


Supported by