03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Frist: Obama Health Plan "Is Not Socialized Medicine" (VIDEO)

Former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said Thursday that Obama's plan to overhaul the country's health care system is not socialized medicine. The Republican lawmaker, who worked as a doctor for the British National Health Service, delivered this message on C-SPAN this morning.

"What the Obama administration is doing is not socialized medicine," Frist said. "Socialized medicine is where the government owns the hospitals, owns the doctors, and decides how people get paid."

ThinkProgress has the clip: