August 13, 2009

"Please stop spreading disinformation! We do not chop off people’s tonsils and feet. Or, rather, we don’t chop off only tonsils and feet."

"Or, rather, we don’t chop off only tonsils and feet. We chop off lots of other stuff, too."

25 comments:

traditionalguy said...

RANT OF THE DAY: The services of a good surgeon are not a birthright, but they are the blessings we get from a good hearted, diligent worker who takes on honest responsibility for life and death into his hands 4 or 5 times a day that a Politician avoids taking on even once in his worth less lifetime. But Obama's "gift" he is using to screw them out of compensation while Obama and friends lie down with Resko's and SIEU crooks to make it big in life is an Abomination.

Der Hahn said...

Disgusting. And I don't mean the Miss Atillia comedy.

(vw mensunt - Yiddish. a woman who plays doctor at a townhall meeting)

Sloanasaurus said...

Howard Dean was on CNBC this morning. All he did was accuse the other guest on the panel of spreading misinformation. A doctor on the panel responded by reading the bill directly, and Dean basically ignored it.

The doc on the show said that the eventual outcome of the bill was that private insurance would remain but only for the wealthy. IN otherwords, the premiums currently paid and the care offered to middle-class persons for health care will be diluted by the public plan to pay for those that are uninsured.

The problem with this issue is that the bills and their potential outcome are too complicated to understand without expert interpretation. Since interpretation has turned into a yelling match the only other alternative is to read the bill yourself and determine the intent of those pushing the bill. This is why the bill is failing, because everyone knows that the drafters of the bill including Obama, want a single payer health care system ... The bill was not drafted by someone who wants merely insurance reform.

garage mahal said...

"Or, rather, we don’t chop off only tonsils and feet. We chop off lots of other stuff, too."

LIAR! KENYAN!

The Drill SGT said...

Follow the thread to the "Doctor Roxana" links at Ace of Spades or Patterico.

The astroturfing / planting people and questions story is fascinating.

WV: gjasted = getting blasted with brännvin (e.g. Swedish potato Schnapps)

john said...

At first read, I thought this was from a Gibbs WH press briefing.

wv: "strisan". Barbra, in Japan.

Triangle Man said...

I'll be damned. The fourth time I read traditionalguy's rant it actually started to make sense.





(VW Demeney - If you do not support health care for poor people, then you are demeney not me.)

LarsPorsena said...

DRILL:

You beat me to it.

Want to be a doctor? All you gotta' do is believe.

If you're reading this thread without having followed Drill's link re Sheila Jackson Lee's 'Townhall Meeting' then you'll be scratching your head.

Florida said...

I hope we hear more of this from Obama ... about how the nation's doctors are cutting people's feet off for $50,000 checks. About how they're only interested in the money, and not their patients' care.

It's this kind of ridiculous nonsensical fear-mongering that should put the last nail in the coffin of his piss-poor presidency. Nobody believes it ... not even liberals who are for government control of health care.

The strategy execution out of this group of political teenagers is right out of Checkers For Dummies.

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Beta Conservative said...

The weirdest part about O's comment is that Endocrinologists are the primary care givers for diabetics, not surgeons. Was he suggesting that the endo boys were giving marginal care so their surgeon buddies could cash in?

What the hell is he talking about? The smartest president we've ever had is dumb as a box of rocks on a fairly regular basi

storkdoc said...

I guess that I should stop cutting babies out of bellies and start taking out tonsils and doing BKA's. They seem to pay much more.... Stupid of me to think that I could get rich by yanking babies out the old fashioned way....


wv swayo

AJ Lynch said...

If the mocking can't be stopped, Obamacare may be dying on the vine.

wv = flati = girl who don't get many dates.

Roger J. said...

The only things I see being amputated are support for health care reform, and obama's approval ratings. What a piece of work.

Maguro said...

Is this what happened to the alpaca in the last post?

Roger J. said...

Maguro--judging from obama's figure of 50K, looks like some disreputable surgeon did all 4 and collected 200K

AJ Lynch said...

wv = restork

Althouse, it must be time for an abortion related post?

Big Mike said...

Hmmm. Let's see, now. If a surgeon did 8 - 10 surgeries a week and worked 48 weeks a year then according to Obama they'd make $20M to $25M per year, give or take. I wonder why they live in $3M hovels when they pull down that much?

VW tieletis -- a disease that causes you to get your elbow amputated and the surgeon takes home a paltry $30K.

Big Mike said...

Sorry, the word was tieletis, which is an allergy to neckties. No surgery required. My mistake.

Big Mike said...

Sorry about that elbow, but let me give you a referral slip for a surgeon who repairs botched elbow amputations.

AllenS said...

For about $5, I'd amputate garage mahal's head. How long could it take? It can't be that big, can it?

WV: friona

If she wants to help, what the hell.

BJM said...

As I posted on another thread, we have a diabetic in the family and our insurer monitors us very carefully to prevent complications. They audit meter readings, med & supply refills to be sure they are properly taken/used. We receive several packets of care information in the mail monthly as well as lists of covered management resources in our local PPO network.

They also track and call when basic wellness tests are over due: colonoscopy, bone scan, PSA, PAP tests, mammograms, and such.

Obama, or more accurately whomever provided the talking points, can't really be so far out of the loop, this was purposeful misleading.

Surely Obama must know that the black community has a high percentage of diabetes, as do older folks. Diabetes is not a rare, myserious disease and many tens of millions manage it just fine and know Obama is just dead wrong, just as did the millions of parents re the tonsils exaggeration.


wv: "safedu" a diabetic energy drink.

Shanna said...

It's perfectly obvious throughout this whole that Obama knows JACK about health care. Doctor's are trying to get diabetic patients to become non-compliant so they can cut off their foot? Really? WTF! As mentioned, the surgeon doesn't have anything to do with the patient probably until the point they need surgery, and what motivation does their regular doctor have for sending them to a surgeon?

Obama often comes off and dumber than a box of hair. If the AMA or any of these groups were thinking about selling out their members for this bill, I hope that some of this crap has changed their minds.

knox said...

The smartest president we've ever had is dumb as a box of rocks

He seems to have had little or no experience with the "real" world... how things really work, how businesses and professionals serve their customers. That's what happens when you're a community organizer and then a professor.

Jim said...

I'd hold Bammy's feet to the fire but for my knowledge of podiatry and burn medicine.