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Quote of the Day || July 31, 2013

“Okay, maybe you can’t keep your doctor. But you can still sue him.”

– Barack Obama

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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11 Responses to Quote of the Day || July 31, 2013

  1. I want to be able to sue doctors who hurt me. So sue me! I looked into suing the doctor who waited days to repair my detached retina, leading to three more disgusting surgeries and now blindness in my right eye, The lawyers said I didn’t make enough money to make their percentage profitable–esp since expert eye witnesses were expensive. So this suing thing is not as easy as it sounds. If doctors do tests and you accept those tests, it may be to the good. You don’t have to take multiple CT scans, etc., you know.

    • Your problem was partially caused by tort reform I believe. When states limit damages, attorneys must carefully weigh costs. They must pay upfront out of pocket for the expenses including witnesses. The medical community also charges exorbitant fees for reproducing medical records. They hope to collect their expenses when they win the case. The plaintiff does not pay upfront in most cases. Consider the risk benefit analysis the attorneys must make. Isn’t it unfortunate that the medical community doesn’t at least warrant their work the way, say, plumbers often do? I’ll bet you paid for that crappy medical care, am I right? Perhaps through your insurance? Do you see a problem?

  2. Not when fully implemented due to sovereign immunity.When all doctors are employees of the government, they will be protected from suit.

  3. Anytime you see a headline like this, it’s time to sound the alarms:
    “Scientific panel urges stricter definition of Cancer

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/07/29/scientific-panel-urges-stricter-definition-cancer/phP25Xnl7z3XSqEjIwQ01H/story.html

    With the onset of Obamacare this looks like a sinister plot to downplay the seriousness of cancer in order to cut back on testing and treatment. My hinky meter went off last year when the AMA came out and recommended mammograms once every two years instead of the traditional once a year. We are sheep being led to the slaughter!

  4. God forbid this epic boondoggle ever gets fully implemented and all
    the players brainwashed into participating. People will die all you need to do is read any British paper and there are horror stories everyday. The
    elderly seem most at risk (thanks AARP) so Obama’s legacy could very
    well be a deadly one but as he has no conscience who will get the blame
    I wonder. Nobody in his administration is ever held to account and they never will be very scary.