Republican senators on Monday offered their own healthcare legislation that would effectively prohibit the government from using "comparative effectiveness research," which the GOP said leads to micro-management of medical procedures.

The Preserving Access to Targeted, Individualized, and Effective New Treatments and Services (PATIENTS) Act was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes On The Money: House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November | Judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns | Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) on Monday.

The senators said "comparative effectiveness research" is commonly used in "socialized healthcare systems."

"Americans don't want Washington-run insurance companies any more than they want Washington-run car companies," Kyl said in a statement. "We should stick to a basic principle that all Americans should be able to choose the doctor, hospital, and health plan of their choice."

The legislation, of course, comes on the same day that President Obama delivered a speech on his principles for healthcare reform to the American Medical Association.

The language ("socialized" healthcare and "government run" healthcare) closely, and predictably, follows what has become the Republican attack lines of the Democrats's plan.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com