Skip to comments.Obama: multiple tests by doctors is "wasting money"
Posted on 07/22/2009 5:33:28 PM PDT by pabianice
Obama's news conference live.
"Multiple tests by doctors waste money. And I'm going to change that. If there is a blue pil and a red pill and the red pill costs twice as much, I want discriminating consumers to select the blue pill."
I am not making this up. Obama is incoherent.
"We had the bank bailout. We had the recovery package. People are saying, 'Look. I'm cutting back.' Let's understand that the same must be applied to healthcare. When I came in, we had a deficit and the US had lost trillions of dollars of wealth. That all just went away. We had 700,000 jobs being lost. So we created a recovery package to stabilize the economy..."
Is that Harmless?
What if he has AIDS?
What you said! Doubled.
Why not? They're your tests; why can't you pick them up and take them to another doctor? Case in point: I had a shoulder xray done. My PCP recommended an orthopedic oncologist because of something the radiologist saw. I went to the clinic that did the xray, asked for and received a DVD with the pictures and the radiologist's report and transported them to the specialist. Simple.
That's not their job, they prescribe what they think is best for whatever condition you have.
$4 vs. $96 ????? What are you comparing, aspirin to Oxycontin? or drug coverage vs. no coverage?
You need heart surgery, you want him to refer you to a general surgeon because he might be cheaper or a board certified thorasic surgeon?
My observation has shown me that when someone is sick or dying, they want the best care possible at that time, no matter the cost. It's only after they have recovered and are walking around healthy that they then get pissed off at the cost...........
Easy for you to say, you elitist pig./s
Have some pity for the homeboys in the hood, the downtrodden, The Great Unwashed who Noble O sacrificially seeks to save from their downtroddenness. :-)
I can say from first hand experience that it does happen, and is not as rare as some may think. I've seen people come into an ER, and because they don't know if they had an CT scan (try a confused elderly person), or even that they may have had the test but you can't get at the results, then the test is repeated.
>> It’s the safest sex around. :)
If you don’t mind wearing really thick glasses.
The reason doctors order so many tests is because if they don’t and something goes wrong, they get sued. They end up ordering a test for every possible disease just to cover their ass.
Is Jack Kevorkian still available?
Too much info girl.
That answer is lost on the RAT lawyers running the show.
They would rather prevent the doctor from doing ANY tests, fly blind, guess at treatment, give the blue pill when he should have given the red pill, then sue his pants off when the patient dies or gets seriously ill as a result.
I hope this idiot fails miserably in his quest for socialist glory.
Sorry just making a point. My Mom did not watch the press conference, but when I told her what Obama is planning on doing she said “F HIM”
Now he’s a doctor.
Forget the health care for a second, look at this statement. This guy is out of his mind. The deficit grows bigger every day, he has increased the deficit, lost thousands and thousands of jobs and he says it all just went away? This idiot is totally delusional.
Haha...I’m sure my mother would say the same if she were watching,
If that was true the drug companies wouldn’t market to doctors.
“To be honest about it, he is talking about redunant testing because doctor #2 can’t see the tests doctor #1 did so he orders it redone. I don’t know how often that is actually done, especially for big things like MRIs. “
It doesn’t happen..real insurance policies will not pay for the duplicate test. Mine won’t. Obamma was lying.
And another thing about limiting tests and pigeon holing everyone. Practicing medicine is an art not a science. They need the ability to ask for tests because they really have not a clue as to what is wrong with you with out them.
Repeating tests is not a mistake... it is frequently necessary — the incidence of lab error must be considered and some tests need repeat verification. Giving up your doctor patient confidentiality by putting all your information on a computer - to be hacked at will - and accessed by whatever governmental agency desires is not wise... and probably violates existing HIPPA legislation.
Pentagon computers are hacked frequently, even with their sophisticated protection software, etc...just how safe do you think the average doctor’s office computer system will be? Not very for sure.
This garbage legislation must be defeated!!
They market to doctors to make them aware of and give them literature and sometimes samples of various name-brand drugs. all to encourage them to prescribe them. the cost of the drugs is likely irrelevant unless something is being pushed as an affordable alternative. Obviously the doctor has some idea he’s not working in a vacuum but that is not his primary concern.
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