By Julian Pecquet - 03/27/12 01:54 PM EDT
"Prescription pads belong in the hands of doctors," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, "not in the hands of government bureaucrats."
A large majority of health-sector trade associations supported the law, which expands insurance coverage to millions of Americans.
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), an obstetrician, said that Republicans were "fortunate" that Democrats, rushing the bill through, "did something that's unconstitutional that gives us the opportunity to kill this sucker dead once and for all."
This post was updated at 10:40 a.m.