Skip to comments.Biden promotes free colonoscopies to seniors in Florida
Posted on 09/28/2012 1:54:37 PM PDT by DFG
In Florida this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden reminded them that thanks to President Obama, they could now get colonoscopies without a co-pay.
During his speech, Biden reminded the audience that some of their Republican friends would distort Obamas record on Medicare.
Everyone knows, everyone in this room knows that President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare by the action he took, Biden said. You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination, you dont have to pay a co-pay for that.
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May as well since we are all taking in the shorts anyway!
No, someone paid for it.
This is theft. Also known as redistribution.
People on Medicare couldn’t get wellness exams before Obama was elected? Really?
Im ok with Joe Biden offering a stick up the backside as an incentive to vote for them.
He’s looking for help finding his brain.
This is about the only issue that Biden can shed light on.
Joe BOHICA Biden
Adss a new definition to free crap.
How appropriate from the Obamacare vice president. As if they are not going to stick it to us enough.
The first time I had a colonoscopy I was like...
Butt from then on, I'm all...
Is that’cause he enjoyed the procedure?
They aren’t free Joe.
This is Obama’s entire campaign. You want free health exams.. go right ahead. You want to be a citizen of the United States..go right ahead. You want cell phones and Obama money..no problem, go right ahead. This is the problem. We are paying for ALL of this. Heck, we might as well be paying for his campaign. This has got to stop. OBAMA HAS SPENT ALMOST 7 TRILLION DOLLARS!!! VOTE THIS FOOL OUT BEFORE WE BECOME THE U.S.S.A
..."he's taken it for 4 years, what's another month?
That’s what I thought.
And even if there was a copay, nobody is denying anybody access to care.
The ignorant out there seem to confuse “care” and “reimbursement”.
Here he is giving himself one.
I’d gladly pay the copay if they could do away with the prep instead.
OK...I’m old, but I’m pretty sure you don’t get a colonoscopy in your Florida...
Well, Joe should know about colonoscopies, after all, he’s had his head up his own arse for years.
Isn’t that what they have been giving the whole country for the last 4 years?
Yup, Øbamacare is gonna f—k you up the a$$.
I’m Joe Biden, and I approve this message.
****The first time I had a colonoscopy I was like...****
Then I saw it was BARNY FRANK!
***Butt from then on, I’m all...***
Got to hand it to Biden. He knows the way to a senior’s heart.
Comedians don’t get better set up lines.
Can’t we just be friends, Joe?
"Awright, bring that scope over here, I'm ready to show ya how it's done!"
Is that’cause he enjoyed the procedure?
It's because his colonoscopy proved he did not have a brain tumor.
Biden knows how important a colonoscopy is.
He gets his brains cheked reguarly that way.
and most of if not all of the medicare advantage plans offer the free screening long before jugearcare has
Anyway you look at it, you are gonna get hosed.
Colonoscopy Cost Averages Around the Country
San Francisco, CA Colonoscopy Cost Average $3,000
Boston, MA Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,925
San Diego, CA Colonoscopy Cost Average $3,000
Tampa, FL Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,100
Minneapolis, MN Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,325
Denver, CO Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,400
Detroit, MI Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,250
Seattle, WA Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,550
Baltimore, MD Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,250
St. Louis, MO Colonoscopy Cost Average $2,025
>> No, someone paid for it.
Maybe, but QE-Infinite is underway.
I don’t think free colonoscopies are going to be a great vote-getter.
On a similar subject ... Katie Colon was just named “Worst Reporter In The History of Man” by the Media Research Center - wonder if it had anything to do with her ‘on scene’ reporting during her ‘bend over’ claim to fame.
Back in the summer of 2010, I had to have a temporary Colostomy due to diverticulitis. Three months later, I had the reversal surgery. Before I had the reversal, I had to have a Colonoscopy to make sure that they could proceed with that surgery. My Gastroenterologist told me at that time, that he wanted to do another Colonoscopy a year after the reversal, to make sure everything was okay.
I had the 2nd Colonoscopy in January of this year. I actually had a Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy completed at the same time. As explained by my Gastroenterologist, most doctors won't do them together because they'll only be paid for one procedure by Medicare, etc. My doctor told me it was easier for him to do them together, and didn't really care about the money. Anyway, after the 2nd Colonoscopy this year, I received a bill for the cost of the Colonoscopy. When I called the hospital where I'd had the procedure done, they initially told me that Medicare will only pay for a Colonoscopy once every five years, unless it was a medical necessity. After I explained to her what had transpired, and why I had to have the second procedure earlier than necessary, the charges were reversed, but I still had a co-pay for them.
First Free food, then Free phones now free colonoscopies.
The bad part is that the doctor doing it will be GAY DOCTOR who got his degree at the Obama Medical Acadamy in CUBA!!
Two gaffes in one sentence by the gaffe artist himself:
(1) What does "colonoscopy" have to do with "guys"? Women get them as well! (Do you think Joe's knowledge of anatomy might be limited?)
(2) What kind of "feeling you had" might lead to a "wellness" colonoscopy? If the "feeling" is a symptom, the colonoscopy wouldn't be considered "wellness" anymore, but would be medically indicated - which probably means that you need a co-pay.
Memo to you folks with your hands out for government largesse: it may not be quite the same in the real world as the Democrat politicians tell you it is! And there's no such thing as a free lunch!
...and he’s just the man to do it!
Something should be shoved up Biden!
Not to mention the numbers of Canadians who regularly come into the United States to avoid waiting lines and to get the quality of nedical care they can't get in Canada because government control means inefficiency in distribution of resources!!!
Not to mention the numbers of Canadians who regularly come into the United States to avoid waiting lines and to get the quality of medical care they can't get in Canada because government control means inefficiency in distribution of resources!!!