Rand Paul: Obamacare Diagnostic Codes List 'Turtle Injuries, Walking into Lampposts'

Monday, 27 May 2013 08:03 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Rand Paul, Obamacare foe and medical professional, says there are some strange new diagnostic codes in the healthcare law set to go into effect in January 2014.

While there are 18,000 diagnostic codes under the current system, "under Obamacare they're going to keep you healthier because there's going to be 140,000 codes," Paul said at an Iowa Lincoln Day dinner in early May.

Some in the crowd gasped at the increase. But they began to laugh when Paul, R-Ky., began outlining some of the new codes, the Daily Mail reported.

See video below.


Injuries from animals account for 312 of the new codes, he said, with 72 of them coming just from birds.

"Nine new codes are for injuries from the macaw," Paul said. "The macaw?"

And two new code are for injuries from a turtle.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

"Now, you might say, 'Well, turtles can be dangerous,'" Paul said. "But why do you need two new codes? Your doctor needs to inform the government whether you've been struck by a turtle or bitten by a turtle."

Noting that some people at the event were consuming alcohol, Paul pointed out that other new codes include "walking into a lampost" and "walking into a lamppost, subsequent encounter."

"I guess that's if you don't learn," Paul said.

One that seemed to defy explanation; injuries sustained from burning water skis.





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

9 Days In, No Contact with Trooper Slaying Suspect

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 10:11 AM

 . . .

Feds Censure Local Police as Pentagon Hands Out Lethal Weapons

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 07:55 AM

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Just . . .

Huge Northern California Wildfire Keeps Growing

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 07:15 AM

As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved