8/25/2009

Obama Lies - The American College of Surgeons Responds

Filed under: — menk @ 8:04 am

Obama is a Liar!

President Obama has always played ‘fast and loose’ with the truth. This propensity to tell folks what they want to hear without regard to the facts or prior positions or statements propelled Obama to the whitehouse. You can sustain this approach only so long before even the most dense individuals begin the catch on and doubt your sincerity and truth. Our president is at the turning point in my opinion. Only the most mentally challenged among the US population is not at least beginning to suspect that the POTUS is lying to move his ill conceived Heathcare Reform Initiative forward at all costs.

The American College of Surgeons has responded to the inane statements that Obama made recently regarding Doctors and their consideration of financial considerations when practicing medicine.

“Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this service.

Three weeks ago, the President suggested that a surgeon’s decision to remove a child’s tonsils is based on the desire to make a lot of money. That remark was ill-informed and dangerous, and we were dismayed by this characterization of the work surgeons do. Surgeons make decisions about recommending operations based on what’s right for the patient.”

Perhaps the fact that constantly in the legal profession consideration of client well being is trumped by potential personal monetary gain has influenced the Lawyer in chief to believe everyone behaves like lawyers.

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