IMAO (satire for those who can’t figure it out):
Blinded by profit, doctors often try to remove tonsils from children. If your doctor wants to remove your child’s tonsils, take some step to make sure it’s necessary.
* Ask the doctor if he’s considered whether the problem could be just allergies or something.
* Ask how much profit will he make from this “necessary” procedure.
* Take your child’s medical files and send it to Barack Obama. He or another qualified bureaucrat will determine whether the operation is necessary.
* Wait eight to ten months for a response.
Remember: Only you can prevent doctors from making a profit off your kids’ tonsils.
In case you missed it, the above is in response to President Obama’s quest to save billions by limiting the number of tonsillectomies in America:
So if they’re looking — and you come in and you’ve got a bad sore throat, or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, you know what, I make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out. Now that may be the right thing to do, but I’d rather have that doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they have allergies, maybe they have something else that would make a difference.