Rand Paul: Obamacare - 122,000 New Diagnostic Codes Your Dr. Will Use To Inform Govt About Your Injuries


For those that didn't know, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is a medical doctor and one might ask who better to talk about the monstrosity that we refer to as "Obamacare" than a medical doctor. Well Paul did just that as he spoke to the Iowa Republican Party this month. He spoke about 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans. These new codes are part of Obamacare that is set to go into effect January 2014.

CNN recently conducted a poll (May 17-18) in which they found that 54 percent of Americans still don't want Obamacare and only 43 percent support the health care law. I'm guessing that most of them are either those that think government should make you purchase health insurance or they think they will be getting free health care.

"Your government just wants to take care of you," he said. "They don't think you're smart enough to make these decisions."

While doctors normally have about 18,000 medical diagnostic codes they choose from, the new health mandates will include 140,000!

"Included among these codes," Paul said, "will be 312 new codes for injuries from animals; 72 new codes for injuries just from birds; 9 new codes for 'injuries from the macaw.'"

"The macaw?" Paul asked. "I've asked physicians all over the country, 'Have you ever seen an injury from a macaw?'"

Of course the crowd found it funny as they laughed at the ridiculousness of the new codes and Paul's statement about discovering two new codes under Obamacare for "injuries sustained from a turtle."

"Now, you might say, 'Well, turtles are dangerous,' but why do you have to have two codes?" Paul asked. "Your doctor has to inform the government whether you've been struck by a turtle or bitten by a turtle."

He then joked about those consuming alcohol at the event "There is a new code for, I see some alcohol out there, walking into a lamppost. There's also a code for 'walking into a lamppost, subsequent encounter.' I guess that's if you don't learn."

The Kentucky Senator then ended by pointing out a code for "injuries sustained from burning water skis."

All of this was to simply point out some of the ridiculous lengths that government goes to in order to put law into place, especially a law they passed that they didn't know what was in it.

By the way, I'm sure the regulations and codes will continues to grow. After all, we saw the Obama Health and Human Services Department dump 13,000 new regulations following his re-election and 700 pages release at the beginning of March of this year.

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  • tickles

    ah...these ridiculous codes will be the secret handshake to provide services to the "disenfranchised". how very Red of them.

  • J J

    Like it or not, big brother is here!! But because our elected officials chose to deliberately vote for such a huge piece of legislation before reading and/or understanding the implications and consequences just to please their party leaders means that we have to suffer those consequences. Obama wants his socialist government to know every little thing about you and he would like nothing better than to tell you what you can do, what you can't do, when to do it, where to do it, how to do it - and that includes your entire medical history and future. This is going to make Obamacare extremely expensive. This is a very, very scary thing.

  • disqus_ybpMFugLdq

    Just lie like obama, thats what im going to do!!!

  • Dianna9490

    If obamacare stays then NO ONE SHOULD B EXEMPT NO EXCEPTIONS! THAT INCLUDES ALL POLITICIANS AND ALL UNIONS!

  • [email protected]

    will the new medical system provide sexual surrogates for home visits????

  • [email protected]

    Perhaps Squirt that enema all over the INSURANCE COMPANY REPS too....

  • [email protected]

    I can't wait to get an enema and If I can hold it long enough squirt all over the kiss ass doctor and his nurse who LOVE THE JERK ODUMMER>

  • non compliant

    I live in Massachusetts. I don't like the way my Dr. always wants me to take "preventitive medicine" and we argue most of the visit. I'm not doing this and I stopped going to the Dr. She sent me a letter that said she reported me to Blue Cross Blue Shield for non compliance! Get used to it folks this will be coming to a state near you!

  • tom nogaro

    i read all 122k of them. here is a portion of the the mentally wayward short lost for "no treatment in the event of fire, or martial law":

    910: gets a tingle down his leg when the name ronald reagan is mentioned;

    911: believes in God, the constitution, his family, and his gun, not allah or smoke;

    912: thinks al gore is obese, and should drink less coca cola eat and more celery;

    913: enjoys munching "crispy cupcakes" for breakfast.

    • tom nogaro

      correction: short list for mental waywards to get "no treatment in the event of fire, or martial law":

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    I just KNEW those new codes were ones no one in his right mind would ever dream of using! We had more than plenty when I was using them....

  • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

    Actually, official "weights and measures" (of which diagnostic codes are an example) are a specifically enumerated constitutional function of the Federal government. This may be the *only* part of Obamacare that is constitutional! The expanded set of codes (which are probably not *all* silly), if decently organized, would be useful for private record keeping as well.

    NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is a constitutional Federal agency I'd like to work for (being a science geek)!

    • Laura

      If the increase in the number of codes is truly due to the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10, then it has nothing to do with a function of the US government. The "I" in ICD stands for International. ICD-10 codes are already in use in other countries that do not have Obamacare. Having used ICD-9 codes myself, I am most baffled by such a dramatic increase in the number of new (and mostly unnecessary) codes. Well, that, AND the fact that something so ridiculous wasn't the original idea of US Democrats.

  • pookieamos

    What do you want to bet , if you are injured by or are given cancer from anything this Gestapo opposes , you'll either be denied treatment or will pay out the rear ?

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Just the former; there is no "buying" desired treatment any longer. The Docs will be fined for going against orders, the 1st time they do it; and jailed the 2nd! And if you're under 2 or over 55 you have NO value, so at best get palliative care { think placebos, or pain pills and sent home to die}.

  • Hotnike

    It scares me to have my doctor report my injuries to the government. OBAMACARE HAS TO GO!!!!!

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      They have to report them, so the bean counters can tell your doc whether or not you CAN be treated, and if so, how. Otherwise, he can't treat you.

    • cdl123

      Thats a huge problem. With so many constraints and business, it will take a long time before approval on many conditions. How many will die due to the red tape involved.

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Now you're catching onto the plan! Ask the Vets stuck in red tape, that haven't yet died...or the Brits.

    • petie3

      That's the point.

  • R.Young

    Rand Paul a True American, I wonder if there is a code for that in OBAMACARE? Or would it be coded as TERRORIST?

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      I was figuring there'd at least be one for "Christian" or "patriot" or "conservative"... so they know who to let die fastest.

    • R.Young

      The Codes for those would be HGAT1= Patriot; HGAT2 = Christian, HGAT3 = Conservative, HGAT4 = Republican, HGAT4 = Gun Owner.
      (Home Grown American Terrorist).

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      LOL! Sounds about right.

  • KABAR2

    I wonder if there is a code for the RAPE of the American tax payer when most insurance plans have gone up so much they may meet to Cadilac plan cut off so that many families will be paying a 40% tax on the total paid out so if your company and you paid a total of 25000.00 dollars you get to pay a tax of 10080.00 dollars! so many families may be looking at a 12 to 15 thousand dollar tax bill when they might have had a 2 to 5 thousand tax bill before.......

  • tpy2012

    I Like Rand Paul. I don't like ObamaCare. That said, the increase in codes is due to a transition from ICD 9 codes to ICD 10 codes. Most of the rest of the world has adopted the ICD 10 codes. The USA has been dragging it's heels and screaming all along the way. The old system has about 16,000 codes and the ICD 10 has about 160,000 codes. This is not related to Obamacare.