Biden references prior hospitalization for ‘cranial aneurysms’ in speech about healthcare costs

Many Americans believe that “something isn’t right” with 79-year-old President Joe Biden, particularly concerning the current and seemingly declining state of his cognitive abilities and mental health.

What President Biden said Thursday during a speech about multiple “cranial aneurysms” he had suffered in the past likely only fueled such concerns, the Conservative Brief reported.

Biden shares story of being hospitalized

President Biden made a brief trip Thursday afternoon to Culpepper, Virginia to deliver a speech at Germanna Community College touting the work that his administration was doing to lower the costs of healthcare.

One of the accomplishments he touted was a rule to end “surprise billing,” or unexpected expensive bills following a hospital stay, and proceeded to personalize the issue by discussing his own experiences with long-term hospital stays.

Biden predictably referenced his deceased son Beau’s fatal bout with brain cancer, but also shared an experience of his own with brain aneurysms that had occurred years before that.

“You know, the fact is that — and I — I was hospitalized a long time. I had, a couple years ago, cranial aneurysms, was hospitalized for a long time,” the president said. “And you can no longer get that surprise billings we got.”

House GOP members urge Biden to take a cognitive assessment test

Coincidentally, the admission from President Biden about being hospitalized in the past for potentially deadly and destructive brain aneurysms came just one day after a group of nearly 40 House Republicans reiterated their call for the president to undergo a cognitive assessment test and release the results publicly for the American people.

That call is led by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician, who said in a statement, “As a former physician to three Presidents of the United States, I know what it takes mentally and physically to execute the duties of Commander-in-Chief and Head of State.”

“Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right,” he continued. “The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President’s cognitive ability.”

The congressman further noted that taking the cognitive test would go a long way toward “identifying and properly treating symptoms of impairment that are consistent with a variety of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis.”

Jackson concluded that this was not a “partisan issue” and recalled how former President Donald Trump had been willing to take such a test. He added, “Why won’t President Biden do the same? We can only assume the worst if he doesn’t submit to the same standard that his own party demanded of the last Administration. The precedent has been set.”

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