Beware of Turtles and Birds
(A Good Humor Video)
In a little-noticed speech on May 10 to the Iowa Republican Party in Cedar Rapids, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul humorously chided President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, noting the 140,000 medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use in order to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans.
That’s 122,000 new codes, up from the previous 18,000. Those codes, said Sen. Paul, a medical doctor himself, include line-items for ‘injuries sustained from a turtle,’ and ’walking into a lamppost.’
As a video of Paul’s remarks surfaced Monday on YouTube, news emerged that a CNN/Opinion Research poll showed 54 percent of Americans don’t support Obamacare.
You can catch the full 43-minute speech here. Senator Paul begins at the 2:30 mark.
Doctors, medical billers, turtles and macaws are groaning everywhere.