Georgia Rep. Betty Price, the Republican wife of the former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has asked if it would be possible to quarantine people with HIV.
Price herself is a physician and suggested the practice during a study committee. She asked if such a thing would be possible and legal. At the time of her comments, the group was discussing the rise in HIV cases in the area and the various treatment levels those with HIV have access to.
She said they didn’t “want to say the quarantine word,” right before she said it and was genuinely wondering about the legality of such a thing.
“Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition?” she asked her colleagues. “So we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. What would you advise or are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”
Betty Price’s husband, Tom, was part of President Trump’s cabinet. He resigned at the end of September after being widely criticized for using private planes on the taxpayer’s dime.
Yesterday, Betty & I had a great time learning about the forestry industry which employs approx 44,000 people in GA. pic.twitter.com/364HhW6wp3
— Tom Price (@RepTomPrice) August 2, 2016
Betty Price want to quarantine HIV patients & Pence wants to hang gays. Yes, this is the party that runs on Christian values & gets elected! pic.twitter.com/tULr8UgVyM
— SAM6 (@travelong6) October 20, 2017
Betty Price (Tom Price's wife) thinks people with HIV should be quarantined.
We already went through this with Ryan White 27 years ago. pic.twitter.com/9KRi9WJtt9
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) October 20, 2017
Rep. Betty Price wants to quarantine people with HIV.
There really are no words.
Other than :
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) October 21, 2017
It’s beyond stupid in that in 2017 someone said ‘Can HIV patients be quarantined’ Betty Price is a nut! Oh when is Tom Price paying back?
— Truthtalker (@Brotatopics) October 21, 2017