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 McConnellEverytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms 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."

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"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