ACTION NEEDED: President Obama insults doctors

AAPS Member, Tom Price, MD, Congressman from GA, says that the President insulted doctors during his news conference last night.

BELOW IS DR. PRICE’S STATEMENT.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

Contact:    Brendan Buck (202) 225-4501 

July 23, 2009                                                       

President Obama Insults Medical Practitioners

 Washington, D.C. – Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA), who practiced medicine for over twenty years, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s implication that doctors may be more interested in money than in helping patients.

“It’s obvious President Obama has absolutely no idea what motivates someone to enter the field of medicine,” said Chairman Price. “Medicine is about service and helping one’s fellow man. By insinuating that doctors make treatment decisions based on how much they will be paid, the President displays an astounding disregard for that service and insults every single medical practitioner.

 “The only possible explanation for such a comment is his failure to understand the root problems and challenges of our health care system. If the President is sincerely interested in reducing unnecessary procedures, he should speak to his friends in the trial bar about medical malpractice reform. Instead, the President would rather attack those who are responsible for providing the highest quality healthcare in the world.”

 NOTE: During his press conference last night, the President said, “So if they’re looking 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.’”

 

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5 thoughts on “ACTION NEEDED: President Obama insults doctors

  1. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was a huge insult, especially when I had just saved a patients foot that very morning. A procedure for which neither I or the Hospital will be paid for as the patient had no insurance. How many times do we treat Medicare patients and are not even reimbursed enough to cover the cost of treatment? Too many times to count. Continued support by the AMA of this Administrations Health Care Reform proposals will also be an insult to their members.

    If the Public Plan is passed I think Taxpayers should demand that all Government Employees be covered under this Plan and lose the “great coverage” the President claims he and those in elected offices currently have.

    What arrogance.

  2. Obama’s suggestion is not only insulting, its also laughable.

    Patients typically present to general practitioners for sore throats. Otolarnygologists typically perform tonsillectomies. There is no way a pediatrician could make more money for “taking the kid’s tonsils out” because he doesn’t perform that procedure!

    I suspect that Obama is aware that this is the case, but honesty would get in the way of his plans.

  3. Thanks to your website I sent the following message to http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/:

    Mr. President, I sat in disbelief as I watched you tell the entire nation that American doctors will, in an effort to enrich themselves, consider removing a body part (tonsils) of a child who presents with a sore throat. If that’s the best you’ve got to offer in your attempt to change the world’s highest quality health care system into a mediocre muddle of socialism, then maybe you should move on to something else because I just don’t see it happening.

  4. Obama cavalierly alluded to bringing euthanasia to America when he suggested a pill (unspecified) be substituted for needed surgery. The pill he was obviously alluding to was a narcotic. Everyone knows that narcotics suppress appetite and that when the very sick or the elderly do not get proper nourishment, some will die. Anyone who has seen the movie “Needle Park” or the likes of the model Kate Moss or Snoop Dog (known narcotic’s addicts, knows they are rail thin.

    This man is the most dangerous man in America. He is an alien communist who has expressed an open disdain for our precious country to the world. He must be stopped at all costs.

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