Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Tom Price Tom Price stated on March 7, 2017 in a press briefing: The Obama administration said "they were going to be able to drive folks away from one of the most expensive areas for the provision of health care, and that is the emergency rooms. In fact, they did just the opposite." Tom Price stated on November 30, 2016 in a speech: "In the last five years only one out of 60 -- one out of 60 -- appropriations bills has been passed on time before the end of the fiscal year." Tom Price stated on May 1, 2013 in a tweet: Says President Barack Obama’s proposed budget includes two new tax increases that would collect about $14 billion. Tom Price stated on December 18, 2011 in Op-Ed: "[N]early one in three primary care doctors are forced to limit the number of Medicare patients they see." Tom Price stated on September 14, 2009 in a fundraising letter: "Medicare began as a public option and now holds 97 percent of the market share."