March 23rd, 2010
11:29 AM ET
8 years ago

Senator hospitalized with bacterial infection

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, is in the hospital with a bacterial infection.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, is in the hospital with a bacterial infection.

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, is in the hospital.

Doctors believe Isakson has a bacterial infection, according to spokeswoman Joan Kirchner in a statement. Kirchner added that Isakson "is responding very well to the treatment and is feeling much better."

On Monday, Kirchner said, Isakson went to Northside Hospital in Atlanta after feeling sick and dehydrated. She said the senator hopes to recover quickly and return to work.

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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Beverly - NYC

    How about we revoke his Cadillac health care plan, which my tax dollars are paying for. The Senator hopes to return to work quickly, Why, can't he whine and say no from his hospital bed!

    March 23, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Schmedrick

    And we know he's getting solid medical treatment because of his taxpayer supported health insurance plan–so I hope he remembers that when it comes time to vote on the upcoming bill...

    March 23, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. Minnesotan

    Huh. A Republican infected with a virus.... must be HIV from little boys.

    March 23, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. patricia c

    maybe they will relieve some of that racist talk that seems to just flow out of his mouth.

    March 23, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. Lori in St Pete

    Is it just me or does anyone else find this guy seeking medical care on the taxpayer's dime just a bit hypocritical? He voted against HCR, so he should be forced to give up his taxpayer funded cadillac health care and pay cash in advance for all medical care he receives.

    March 23, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    I wish him well – and I am very happy that even though as a Republican he won't vote for it, the health care reform bill when it passes in the Senate will give his fellow citizens access to the kind of care he enjoys as our public servant.

    March 23, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. Doug,lib jersey

    Unlike every conservative who wished Senator Reid's family the best after that auto accident, almost every Democrat in America will be wishing the worst for this guy because he is not a socialist who takes from the backs of the givers and rewards the takers.

    March 23, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  8. Will

    Will the senator be covered by his insurance company? It seems to me that this is a pre existing condition, it's a good thing that health care passed so he can get treatment

    March 23, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Heidi

    Hope he has good health insurance...oh wait of course HE is my husband who could only start getting it today

    March 23, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  10. patrick nicod

    why don't they kick him off his existing insurance plan and see how it feels !!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. Dan

    I hope the Senator had to do the same thing we do. Call his doctor get a visit scheduled and them go back next week, or did he go to the emergency room. NOOOOOO he gets special care, not like the rest of the population. I say put all senators and representatives in the plan they just put into law and see how they like it.

    March 23, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. Haven

    don't forget that senators have government paid for health care! IF he really was opposed to govt heath care, he should pay for every cent of it out of his own pocket!

    March 23, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Good thing he had a greast health insurance plan, otherwise he'd been turned away at the door.

    Speedy recovery sir. And I don't care which way you voted.

    March 23, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  14. June B

    Thank god he has good health care.

    March 23, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  15. a health economist

    Uh oh, he has government controlled health insurance paid with tax payer dollars. And since the death panels are composed of all Democrats, he must be kicking and screaming to get out of his hospital bed.

    Isn't sarcasm grand? 🙂

    March 23, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  16. W(DC).

    I hope he recover however, I just can't understand why he is using this social medicine he hate and don't want other americans to have. Shucks, almost forgot as a member of congress the federial Goverment pays 80% of his best in the world health insurance premium with little to no out of pocket expense to him for the social medicine he will be receiving however, this is our litle secret and we want tell the american people.

    March 23, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  17. Rosa Birmingham, AL

    Lucky for him he has good insurance. Now the rest of us will too!! Yeah!!

    March 23, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  18. gg

    Is this hypocrite (Republican) receiving federal health care benefits? He must be a commie.

    March 23, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    Well goodie, goodie for him since he has the best medical care (thanks to the people) in the world just for his little self down there in GA.
    Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  20. Ed

    bet this is one Republicanhappy to have the congressional health care package

    March 23, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  21. Save 'em in the womb, so a "christian" holy war can send 'em to the tomb

    Those infections can be deadly, so the very best to you for a quick recovery!

    March 23, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  22. living in America

    Wonder what kind of insurance he has?

    March 23, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. terri

    This bastard is getting treated thanks to my taxes...yet I have a job and no insurance! I cannot go the hospital for an infection or even the common cold...and HE voted no..Republican fool!

    March 23, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. Mr. Nelson, Colorado Springs

    Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, did he vote for the health care plan?Maybe Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia The Goverment Health Care Plan already!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  25. Reggie from LA

    This one's too easy.

    However, I wish no ill will (pun WAS NOT intended). I don't personally know that man. We shouldn't wish poor healthupon anybody. Lately however, constituents of his party and TBs (75% Christian -AT LEAST BY LABEL) cerainly do seem to be rustling up some ill will. Wish he had voted YES, but real Christians are forgiving. At least that what the Bible gives to us anyways.

    March 23, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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