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So That’s What’s in It

May 28th, 2013 - 5:26 am

Hoo, boy:

In a little-noticed speech to the Iowa Republican Party this month, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, noting the 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use in order to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans.

Those codes, said Sen. Paul, a medical doctor himself, include line-items for ‘injuries sustained from a turtle,’ ‘walking into a lamppost’ and ‘injuries sustained from burning water skis.’

Remember when ObamaCare was going to save billions by eliminating “waste and inefficiency?”

Yeah, me neither.

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At some point these codes will be used to compile data and some one will decide that far too many people are becoming victims of turtle bites and will want to ban turtles, or a study will be done to see if moving lampposts to a different side of the sidewalk will reduce head injuries caused by them and other wastes of tax payer money.

I wonder if there is a code for "fall from running while wearing saggy pants?"
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In an episode of "The Big Bang Theory," Howard Wolowitz uses the Wolowitz Programmable Hand, a robot arm and hand he invented for use on the International Space Station, to... pleasure himself, and gets stuck in the hand. At the hospital emergency room, whither he goes for an emergency extraction, the supervising nurse Althea makes a PA announcement that she needs an orderly because "I got a robot hand grasping a man's penis out here." When Wolowitz asks her if she could be a little more discreet, Althea says, "I'm sorry, we don't have a code for a robot hand grasping a man's penis."

I'll bet ObamaCare takes care of that. Now, surely, we have a code for a robot hand grasping a man's penis.
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In an episode of "The Big Bang Theory," Howard Wolowitz uses the Wolowitz Programmable Hand, a robot arm and hand he invented for use on the International Space Station, to... pleasure himself, and gets stuck in the hand. At the hospital emergency room, whither he goes for an emergency extraction, the supervising nurse Althea makes a PA announcement that she needs an orderly because "I got a robot hand grasping a man's penis out here." When Wolowitz asks her if she could be a little more discreet, Althea says, "I'm sorry, we don't have a code for a robot hand grasping a man's penis."

I'll bet ObamaCare takes care of that. Now, surely, we have a code for a robot hand grasping a man's penis.
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Wait, what? TURTLES?
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clearly, you have never dealt with the idiocy that is the government in healthcare coding.
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i assume, for the sake of discussion, that Sen. Paul is accurate. what makes this scary instead of stupid is that these codes have nothing to do with medicine. an injury is "lacerated flexor tendon" "turtle bite" is cause of injury. it is information gathering just because it is the natural habit of governments to gather information.

remember, obamacare will be administered through the IRS. right now, "burning water skis" is silly. when the brand of ski boat used becomes grist for the IRS to cross reference tax returns, it will seem less funny.
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And let's just look up to whom the management of the water ski company gave political contributions to.
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