Doctors doing unnecessary surgery for the money, says President

President Obama says physicians sometimes perform tonsillectomies for the money, even if the patient doesn’t really need it.

From a physician’s point of view, the President has put his foot in his mouth up to his patella.  This is an extremely insulting thing to say about doctors. There will be fallout from this.

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2 Responses to “Doctors doing unnecessary surgery for the money, says President”

  1. You are right…I did feel uncomfortable when he said that. But is he TOTALLY wrong?

  2. […] the patient’s best interest perform tonsillectomies when the patient simply has allergies.  As yours truly predicted, there has been fallout from this.  Interestingly, the fallout may not have been limited to the […]

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