Friday, August 14, 2009

American College of Surgeons: Obama "Uninformed"

The American College of Surgeons, on August 12, responded with a press release concerning recent remarks made by Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama with a curt categorization of his remarks as "uninformed." Well, at least he is consistent....

The press release read (in part):

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.

Joe Biden quickly responded to this press release by insisting that the Obama administration had merely "guessed wrong."

Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama responded by blaming the high cost of surgery on former president George W. Bush. "We had no idea surgeries were so expensive when the campaign was going on," said Obama. "But it has become clear in recent days that the situation is much worse than we had anticipated."

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