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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 12:18 PM
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I wonder if Rand Paul accepted Medicare payments for eye surgeries he performed?
Wikipedia provided this philanthropic side of his work:
"As a member of the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club,<9> Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic to help provide eye surgery and exams for those with no health insurance coverage, or who are living on a minimum wage.<10><9>"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Paul

But I also wonder if he accepted payment from public programs as well.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 12:29 PM
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1. Don't see how he could be an
Edited on Wed May-19-10 12:30 PM by CC
eye surgeon and not. Cataract surgery is done a lot and most of them are on people of Medicare age so he would have to take it, or turn them away. It would be a big deal in a reality based world but the tea-baggers are for Medicare, its doesn't count as govt. run health care to them.

Next question is how much govt. money was involved in his getting his degree. You might have grants and loans but then there is the federal money that goes to schools, hospital etc. Can't forget the federal research dollars too. These people have no clue though where so many federal dollars go. Paul does and tea-baggers don't get they are being used, again. I have yet to see a repuke actually try to pass any of the hot button issues they use to bring out the rabid right to vote on. They've been used for decades and still being used.




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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 12:40 PM
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2. I was thinking of cataract surgery, too
It's just that I remember how his father always talks about how people should take care of each other instead of depending on Medicaid and Medicare. Ron Paul would do away with Social Security if he had his way.

If the apple didn't fall far from the tree then this would be a point of hypocrisy on Rand Paul's part.

I believe that during the campaign there will be ample opportunity to reveal the monstrous nature of the Paul philosophy if they share the very same views.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 04:17 PM
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6. Ron Paul is nowhere near as nuts as his son.
He's actually a bit charming...and has a few great ideas (audit the fed, close our foreign military bases...). Nuts on other issues. The son is plain wrong. Spoiled little shit, really.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 01:07 PM
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3. Let's wait and see.
I'll bet he did.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 02:47 PM
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4. Conway should end up with more arrows in his quiver than he
can possibly fire, once it gets down to campaign time!
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:22 PM
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5. He Took both Medicare and Medicaid
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Name: RANDAL PAUL M.D.
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