Georgia State Representative Betty Price Suggests Quarantining People With HIV

Posted October 20, 2017 by with 18 comments

betty-price-portrait-650During a House Study Committee meeting earlier this week, Betty Price—a Republican state representative from Georgia who’s married to Tom Price (the disgraced former health and human services secretary who was forced to resign last month after his use of private chartered flights cost taxpayers millions)—suggested quarantining people with HIV, as first reported by Project Q Atlanta:

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 – asked Pascale Wortley if quarantining people was an option given how much the state spends on care for people with HIV.

Hard to believe that anyone (let alone an actual doctor, in 2017?) would be insane enough to ask such a question, but it really happened, and there’s video of Price’s ignorance on display:

And, things actually got even worse from there, as Project Q reports:

“It seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers, well they are carriers, with the potential to spread, whereas in the past they died more readily and then 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…

I’m not able to comprehend how someone this brain dead and this sick can even function in everyday society, let alone be a licensed medical doctor and an elected official. Read Project Q’s full report here.



  • Izzy

    Welcome to the North Atlanta suburbs aka Hell.

  • Scrapple

    And so it begins…

    • nick

      Yep, give it another year and America will be Saudi Arabia but with Christian nutjobs in control

  • Xzamilloh

    Any gay person’s inner voice while walking behind her out of that building:

  • Miloš Del Rey

    Okay but why does she look like her Wal-Mart coupons for already made tuna casserole just expired and she still wants that discount tho.

  • Miloš Del Rey
  • Zealot

    Her next campaign slogan should read: Betty Price….Remaking Georgia in Florida’s Image. One Idiotic Idea at a Time!

    At her most recent speaking engagement, Mrs. Price was welcomed by the Appling, GA Young White Gentlemen’s Youth Drill Team and Drum Corps., flown in at no cost by her husband, Tom!

  • QuantiCat

    Probably best to quarantine her ignorant ilk instead, because you know what else there isn’t a cure for?

  • OverKill
  • Ninja0980

    Fuck you you heartless bitch.

  • WhimsyCotton

    I mean, the cunt running for governor in Tennessee is campaigning to get rid of the law that forces ERs to treat all patients. Republicans aren’t afraid to show how amoral and monstrous they are anymore. They have Trump who continues to lower the bar on what is acceptable, so they aren’t concerned with their lack of humanity. Why should they? Brainless conservatives, and “enlightened” libertarians, will continue to vote for them.

  • Parker Lewis

    old fucking hag..

  • pje821

    Just build a wall around the southern states that voted for Trump and we’ll all be better off. Her medical license should be revoked yesterday.

  • Hereweare

    Perhaps instead we should quarantine all the Christians, and then……….Sigfried & Roy aren’t using their lions anymore, right?

  • OhMyClarence

    It’s not just amoral, it also just happens to be bad policy. Unless, of course her suggestion is that once the government rounds up people who are HIV positive and quarantines them, the government or private insurers no longer covers their cost of care. And is it just not caring for the virus? What about other illnesses not directly related though more likely caused by a weakened immune system? You still have to manage the quarantine area with guards and whatnot. And is she going to require that whenever a person tests positive for HIV that their doctor reports them to the authorities and they pick them up? All, that would do is drive people to not get tested at all, and then the virus would spread much more easily.

    I mean, HIV is a pretty preventable illness, if she’s worried about the money. All you have to do is make sure people have access to safe(r) sex options and accessibility to testing locations, and education about safe(r) sex practices. The biggest challenge is the cultural and political ones, which are getting over the stigma that clearly, in the case of Mrs. Price, has not dissipated in some segments of the population.

  • Maximus

    Excuse her?! Does she seriously not know how HIV is transmitted?! It’s not leprosy, you stupid, eyelid-less bitch!


  • lordgabux

    who are these morons going back to the Dark Ages?

  • Badger

    Don’t forget the obese children, the adult diabetics, breast cancer victims, just plain old people, etc.