Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama Is Ignorant on Health Care Issues

From this article about Obama's health care bill speech and press conference the other night...
Responding to a question, President Obama said, “Part of what we want to do is to make sure that those decisions are being made by doctors and medical experts based on evidence, based on what works…. Right now, doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that's out there. … the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, 'You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out … I'd rather have that doctor making those decisions based on whether you really need your kid's tonsils out, or whether … something else would make a difference…. So part of what we want to do is to free doctors, patients, hospitals to make decisions based on what's best for patient care.”
From The Heritage Society today:
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery responded to President Obama’s prescription for less tonsillectomies: “the AAO-HNS is disappointed by the President’s portrayal of the decision making processes by the physicians who perform these surgeries. In many cases, tonsillectomy may be a more effective treatment, and less costly, than prolonged or repeated treatments for an infected throat.”
My uncle is an ENT, and his wife confirmed for me that he makes around $100 for this rarely performed procedure. Obama is an idiot.


Michael Mignogna said...

It's so blatantly obvious as to why he used the example of taking a kid's tonsils out. Instead of thinking about whether or not what he's saying is true, every parent after reading hearing that will--as a reflex--just be like, "Oh now I definitely don't want doctors to rip out my little baby's tonsils for no reason!! Those evil doctors need to be stopped!!"

Obama is a master at emotional rhetoric.

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