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Biden promotes free colonoscopies to seniors in Florida
Washington Examiner ^ | 09/28/12 | Charlie Spiering

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 Obama’s 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 don’t have to pay a co-pay for that.”

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KEYWORDS: biden; colonoscopy; florida; obamacare
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

May as well since we are all taking in the shorts anyway!


2 posted on 09/28/2012 1:56:36 PM PDT by elephant
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To: DFG

Free?

No, someone paid for it.

This is theft. Also known as redistribution.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT by lurk
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To: DFG

People on Medicare couldn’t get wellness exams before Obama was elected? Really?


4 posted on 09/28/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: lurk

Im ok with Joe Biden offering a stick up the backside as an incentive to vote for them.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 1:58:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DFG

"Step right up seniors. I'll do ya two at a time."


6 posted on 09/28/2012 1:59:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DFG

He’s looking for help finding his brain.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: DFG

This is about the only issue that Biden can shed light on.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: DFG

Joe BOHICA Biden


9 posted on 09/28/2012 2:01:24 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DFG

Adss a new definition to free crap.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: DFG

How appropriate from the Obamacare vice president. As if they are not going to stick it to us enough.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd
JOE BIDEN:

The first time I had a colonoscopy I was like...

Butt from then on, I'm all...


12 posted on 09/28/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is that’cause he enjoyed the procedure?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 2:04:47 PM PDT by elephant
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To: DFG

After you....


14 posted on 09/28/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DFG
Both Osama and Barney Fa...sorry,Frank...are on record,ON TAPE,as saying that their ultimate goal is CanadaCare.Barney Fa...sorry,Frank...is even on record,ON TAPE,saying that OsamaObamaCare is the first step to CanadaCare.One only need search the web to see hard statistics showing just what an unmitigated disaster CanadaCare is.
15 posted on 09/28/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: DFG

They aren’t free Joe.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: DFG
Well, they say the way to a man's heart is through his...

Wait! What...?!

17 posted on 09/28/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Under Part B of Medicare today, you can get all the preventive services--colonoscopy, breast exam, diabetes screening, etc., without copay.
18 posted on 09/28/2012 2:07:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DFG

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


19 posted on 09/28/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: DFG

..."he's taken it for 4 years, what's another month?

20 posted on 09/28/2012 2:08:37 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hinckley buzzard

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”.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: DFG
Joe Biden should feel right at home discussing colonoscopies.

 

 

 

Here he is giving himself one.

22 posted on 09/28/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DFG

I’d gladly pay the copay if they could do away with the prep instead.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 2:10:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: DFG

OK...I’m old, but I’m pretty sure you don’t get a colonoscopy in your Florida...


24 posted on 09/28/2012 2:12:48 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: DFG

Well, Joe should know about colonoscopies, after all, he’s had his head up his own arse for years.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PubliusMM

lmao


26 posted on 09/28/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: DFG

Isn’t that what they have been giving the whole country for the last 4 years?


27 posted on 09/28/2012 2:16:48 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: DFG

That’s kinda...intrusive.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 2:16:48 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: DFG

Yup, Øbamacare is gonna f—k you up the a$$.

I’m Joe Biden, and I approve this message.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 2:16:53 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Responsibility2nd

****The first time I had a colonoscopy I was like...****

Then I saw it was BARNY FRANK!

***Butt from then on, I’m all...***


30 posted on 09/28/2012 2:18:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: DFG

Got to hand it to Biden. He knows the way to a senior’s heart.

Comedians don’t get better set up lines.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 2:19:37 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: DFG

Can’t we just be friends, Joe?


32 posted on 09/28/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: DFG

"Awright, bring that scope over here, I'm ready to show ya how it's done!"

33 posted on 09/28/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT by mikrofon (In search of Biden's Brain...)
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To: elephant
 

Is that’cause he enjoyed the procedure?

It's because his colonoscopy proved he did not have a brain tumor.

 

34 posted on 09/28/2012 2:21:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DFG

Biden knows how important a colonoscopy is.

He gets his brains cheked reguarly that way.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 2:22:40 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: DFG
"Obama...he gonna give us free phones probes."
36 posted on 09/28/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

and most of if not all of the medicare advantage plans offer the free screening long before jugearcare has


37 posted on 09/28/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: DFG
Democrats & Free colonoscopies:

Anyway you look at it, you are gonna get hosed.

38 posted on 09/28/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: DFG

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


39 posted on 09/28/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: lurk

>> No, someone paid for it.

Maybe, but QE-Infinite is underway.


40 posted on 09/28/2012 2:39:05 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: DFG

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.


41 posted on 09/28/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: NonValueAdded
I had a co-pay for Colonoscopies, and I have health insurance and Medicare, parts A&B.

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.

42 posted on 09/28/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DFG

43 posted on 09/28/2012 2:43:32 PM PDT by Slyfox
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Vice President Joe Biden reminded them that thanks to President Obama, they could now get colonoscopies without a co-pay.

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!!

44 posted on 09/28/2012 2:58:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: DFG; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; socialismisinsidious; GailA; sheik yerbouty; Ravi; cajungirl; ...
“You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you might need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had..."

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!

45 posted on 09/28/2012 3:00:58 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: lurk; All
This is theft. Also known as redistribution.

Amen!

46 posted on 09/28/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

...and he’s just the man to do it!


47 posted on 09/28/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DFG

Something should be shoved up Biden!


48 posted on 09/28/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: Gay State Conservative; All
One only need search the web to see hard statistics showing just what an unmitigated disaster CanadaCare is.

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!!!

49 posted on 09/28/2012 3:10:37 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Gay State Conservative; All
One only need search the web to see hard statistics showing just what an unmitigated disaster CanadaCare is.

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!!!

50 posted on 09/28/2012 3:10:55 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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