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President Barack Obama’s Health Town Hall in New Hampshire yesterday

Come on, Mr. President get your facts straight.

The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality care provided by surgeons in the United States. When the President makes statements that are incorrect or not based in fact, we think he does a disservice to the American people at a time when they want clear, understandable facts about health care reform. We want to set the record straight.

— 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.

And this isn’t the first time. Remember the comment about the tonsilectomies and how the surgeons did it to make alot of money?

How can anyone believe Obama when he has his facts this messed up and is so out of touch with reality.

Obamacare ain’t going to make it out of the U.S. Senate.


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7 Responses to “WTF? Obama Says Surgeons Get $30,000 for Amputating a Diabetics Foot”
  1. Aneriz says:

    Wow! Someone hurry and shoot the advisor.
    Not only he made up a huge sum for the procedure, he insinuated that surgeons purposely will allow the patient to become debilitated by the disease so that they can cash in on amputating an extremity!

    No…he can’t.

  2. YANKEEROSE says:

    FLAP,Why can a person threaten murder on here but cuz I used 2 or 3 curse words I am being CENSORED by YOU?TELLING PEOPLE TO SHOOT A PERSON IS CONSPIRACY AND A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT.It IS a travesty what you are doing ALLOWING this Hypocrisy TO GO ON.If a person threatens life it is more OFFENSIVE THEN A FEW PROFANE WORDS.THINK ABOUT IT REALLY and I might add ILLEGAL WHAT YOU ARE DOING,

  3. Flap says:

    @2 Yankeerose

    I want you to read the terms of use above again.

    I remind you that you called me and other commenters on another thread very foul names.

    So, either abide by the rules or good bye.

  4. Windy Wilson says:

    I don’t know which is more bizarre, laws described by doctors or medicine described by politicians.

  5. Dereck says:

    This is kinda cool, I’m a kid with type 1…But in ways….How long REALLY is it going too take too get the so called “cure” out, And in a proper time for someone like me “I’m 14…” too be able too be in the Marines.

  6. Andrea says:

    I think he needs to change his sources of those false information. He can loose his credibility for that!

  7. Cindy says:

    Does he really have a reliable source? I don’t thing that they really get that big “benefit” at the expense of the patients.

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