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Trump claims doctors lie about COVID-19 death count for money

Trump claims doctors lie about COVID-19 death count for money

President Trump, speaking at a rally in Michigan on Friday, claimed that doctors are inflating the COVID-19 death count for monetary gain. ’Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. So what they do is they say ’I’m sorry but everybody dies of Covid,’’ Trump said. The AMA, while not naming Trump, said such claims were ’malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided.’

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 2 months

Fact: I get paid no more or no less no matter how many COVID patients I see. It doesn't matter if they have the sniffles or if they are actively dying, my salary stays the same. This is true of most doctors. The hospital gets reimbursed based on the complexity of care, which for many hospitalized COVID patients is very complicated, it is also time consuming, and requires more hospital resources. Many patients come in for some oxygen and go home, and hospitals are not making any more on those cases than they would for a COPD exacerbation. For the complicated cases tho, the higher rates are justified by the amount of extra work and resources required to keep people alive. We have also gotten a whole lot better recently at taking care of covid patients and making sure that patients get to return to their families on their feet and not in body bags. You're welcome.

Robert_Clearwater 2 months

If anyone every says anything is "baseless" I immediately become suspicious that the thing is true.

Foshizzle 2 months

Doctors themselves don't make money from it, but there is a money incentive for hospitals for each Covid case. Look at how many stories there has been of people dying in car crashes, of cancer, heart attacks, some of them not even tested, and othere based on an inaccurate PCR test that is using improper spin rates. And they wonder why people come up with "conspiracy" theories.

skrappjaw 2 months

Politifact has a decent article with proper citation. But they think they can undermine the reality that there is extra incentive to classify as many covid cases and treatments as possible. Because the arbitrary ban on non essential medical procedures. We're the govt, let us fix what we broke.... This is how we end up with much higher medical bills. When govt subsidy comes in, we get more of that thing. Including fraud.

Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan 2 months

What do you think happens when elective procedures, the primary money maker of hospitals, aren’t allowed for months on end? They have to find the money somewhere. I don’t agree with mislabeling the deaths as due to COVID, but in many cases, they don’t have much of a choice. They have to have funding from somewhere.

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 2 months

This literally happened in some states like Colorado which had to cut their numbers because they were putting car accidents as Covid deaths.

Shamura 2 months

Seems legit, have said the same thing. All businesses here claim COVID/COVID-related when someone is sick from work, so they don't have to pay the employee themselves, but get it from the state.

BrGrbubbadug 2 months

What's interesting is that I know for a fact that some hospitals refused to put covid19 as a reason for death to make it look like they provide extra great treatment for covid19. There are lies on both sides in regards to deaths.

Jon 2 months

It took 20 years for Republicans in Congress to finally go along with healthcare funds for 9/11 first responders, now Trump is saying Drs and nurses (over 1,000 have died treating Covid patients) are in on a conspiracy to inflate the numbers. Absolutely disgusting. The real Americans in this country will show you who we really are on Nov 3rd. Pack your bags traitor.

Eileeñ 2 months

Trump lies so much his projecting his lies and puts it onto others this is something that doesn't need a second though coming from a man than cannot for. The life of him tell the truth even if it hits him on his face more lies for him base that's it. When trump leaves the white jouse I'll I'll party hard.

David 2 months

Hospitals getting $15,000 to $20,000 per Covid case when they’re missing out on hundreds of thousands per patient for other surgeries, etc. that they can’t perform......boy, yeah that seems like a real great incentive. Math must not be a priority for the right. . . . . Kind of like science. . . . And history for that matter. Maybe we need to find out schools better.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 2 months


Jon 2 months

Go to a hospital and say this to a healthcare workers face you cowards.

Satan411 2 months

No business should be allowed to make a profit on human suffering. This includes hospitals, weapons sales, and incarceration of nonviolent criminals. America is noteworthy that it has taken capitalism to a terrible extreme, where everything is for sale, especially politicians. "War is good for business, invest your children."

John W
John W 2 months

The cdc is now including flu with covid in it's counts. So that probably explains why covid is high flu is low. It's called pic (pneumonia influenza covid)

Rocky 2 months

Well we have evidence for exactly that in mainstream media stories so I'm not shocked in the least.

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 2 months

Says the guy who pays ppl to lie for him lol. Oh that's a good on Don the Con real original.

Forsaken 2 months

welcome to capitalism, Trumps guilty of currupt money practices in his businesses also

Forsaken 2 months

Trump lies just to lie

Clay 2 months

Fact Check: True

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