Obama: doctors perform unnecessary surgeries just to make more money, or something

Obama: doctors perform unnecessary surgeries just to make more money, or something

Apparently, we now need Obamacare because doctors are only concerned with making more money these days… so much so, that they’ll perform unnecessary operations just to make a quick buck.

Find it hard to believe, huh? Well, Obama tells it to you straight, at about 2:20 in.

Link: O tonsils


So, if they’re looking, and, and you come in, and you’ve got a bad sore throat, or your child has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, 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.”

So, Obamacare is losing support rapidly, and Obama’s response is to smear doctors? Real smooth, slick. Way to go.

Hat Tip: Hot Air

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  • Andy says:

    Unnecessary surgeries just to make money. Aren’t they called “abortions”

  • Cousin Dave says:

    The sad thing is, I see an awful lot of doctors that are supporting Obamacare. I don’t have a clue as to what their motivation is; the only thing I can think of is that they think that, with health care being rationed, they’ll work less and make the same money. And yet these same doctors are the ones bailing of of Medicare because it’s a PITA to deal with and doesn’t pay squat.

  • Alex says:

    As a physician, I can say:
    1. I am appalled at the arrogance with which Obama speaks — he tells doctors that they should focus on patient care and not on making money — well here’s one for you, Mr Lawyer-Shark President — why don’t you stop focusing on campaigning for 2012 and let DOCTORS take care of our patients
    2. I am astounded at the ignorance with which Obama makes statements that are categorically false — 99% of physicians do NOT perform unnecessary surgeries and do not ‘game’ the system to make more money.
    3. I as well as the majority of physicians do NOT support Obamacare because we realize it is NOT health care reform but rather 2012 campaigning for votes — by taxing the middle class to give free health care to the 50 million lower class, Obama is looking for a guarantee of 50 million more votes.

  • Knott Buyinit says:

    Alas, the AMA has already backed the President’s plan, sight unseen. They are yet another liberal group that will climb every mountain, ford every stream, etc, to keep abortion safe, legal, and profitable. They know Obambi doesn’t mean it when he disses the docs, and they wouldn’t care if he did – after all, he’s farther to the left on abortion than NARAL (even they have yet to approve of infanticide).

    I’ll tell you what the doctors think, they think that Obambi’s plan will pay them for all the money they’re losing on, if I may make this a broad category, indigent care. Also, they’re foolishly hoping that Obambi will take the doctors’ side on the medical malpractice issue. Not going to happen, of course, but that’s what dreams are for.

  • BobV says:

    Damn greedy doctors. They only get in to that profession for the money. They should be setting policy.

    Politicians, who are immune to the effects greed and power, and infinitely more knowledgeable in what patients need should be in charge of our healthcare.

    Who are you going to trust, some evil money-grubbing doctor. Or a self-less lawyer who made it big in washington, and who lives only to serve the people.

    Although it is odd that our politicians have opted out of this wonderful new policy they’re trying to share with us.

  • Nancy says:

    Yeah, docs do perform unnecessary surgeries (c-sections) and unnecessary tests in a CYA move to keep scum-sucking bottom-feeders like John Edwards from ruining their careers and lives (apologies to catfish everywhere)with malpractice suits. I have a proposal: Let bureaucrats and lawyers run our healthcare the minute doctors are allowed to design tort reform.

  • Barbara J Power says:

    If ObamaCare passes, there will be NO healh care. Too many doctors will quit, nurses will be laid off as patient care is denied because the government will be so bogged down in a nightmare of paperwork and legistics, they won’t be able to make the patient care decisions they took away from the doctors.

    Obama and ‘elite’ men and women of Congress are hell-bent on destroying the United States. Imagine the response of the American people when there is no healthcare or medication available except to members of Congresss and their families and perhaps the very wealthy.

    The panic is already starting. God help is all.

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