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Rep. Tom Price may be just what the doctor ordered.

Price, an orthopedic surgeon and President-elect Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, has a long legislative history of trying to ease new regulations that affect how doctors get paid by the federal government, endearing himself to major doctor groups in Washington.

Price is mostly known for offering up legislative alternatives to Obamacare. However, during his time in Congress he has consistently issued legislation aimed at easing regulatory burdens created by the healthcare law.

A major part of Obamacare was to reform how doctors are paid for the care they provide. The law wanted to shift Medicare payments away from the traditional fee-for-service model in which doctors are reimbursed for every test they provide, to a model that pays doctors for the quality of care they provide.

For instance, Price last year introduced a bill that would prevent Obamacare issuers from prohibiting doctors from participating in a health plan if they haven’t heavily used electronic health records.

The bill, which Price introduced an earlier version of in 2011, also would prohibit a state or federal law from making a doctor participate in a health plan to get a license. The 2015 version was introduced in the House but did not get anywhere.

Another bill that received plaudits from the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest doctors group, was the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2015. The bill would allow seniors to see a physician even if they don’t participate in Medicare.

“Currently, seniors who want to see a physician who does not accept Medicare must pay entirely out of their own pocket,” the AMA said in a letter to Price in 2015. “Your legislation will allow seniors to use their current Medicare coverage to see any physician, even one who does not participate in the Medicare program.”

The AMA pointed out Price’s efforts to reduce regulation when it endorsed him earlier this week.

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“Dr. Price has been a leader in the development of health policies to advance patient choice and market-based solutions as well as reduce excessive regulatory burdens that diminish time devoted to patient care and increase costs,” the group said Tuesday.

Republicans and Price support shifting payments more toward the quality of care provided, but have took umbrage at the way Obamacare goes about it.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 received wide bipartisan support and included several reforms to Medicare payments to push the healthcare system toward value-based care.

For Republicans, though, the problem has been the way Obamacare implemented such reforms.

“If somebody doesn’t take their medicine then [doctors] get penalized,” Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., recently told the Washington Examiner. “If someone falls out of bed if [they were] told to stay in bed then the doctor doesn’t get paid.”

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While several doctors groups have endorsed Price, more liberal organizations say they are dismayed.

Physicians for a National Health Program, which have advocated for government-run single payer healthcare, said that Price will endanger “medical institutions and policies.”

It said Price is a major proponent of repealing Obamacare, privatize Medicare and make “enormous cuts to federal Medicaid funding, and abolishing the mandate that states use Medicaid dollars for patient care.”

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