Friday, April 02, 2010

Doctors Get To Have Opinions on Obamacare, Too

From my unscientific sampling of doctors, this doctor's sentiments are typical.

A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere."

"I'm not turning anybody away — that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."

Doctors cannot refuse to treat patients based on race, sex, religion, disability or sexual orientation. But a doctor doesn't have to treat anyone from a different political party. Not that this one is doing that. He's just letting his patients know his feelings about this disasterous law.
In his waiting room, Cassell also has provided his patients with photocopies of a health-care timeline produced by Republican leaders that outlines "major provisions" in the health-care package. The doctor put a sign above the stack of copies that reads: "This is what the morons in Washington have done to your health care. Take one, read it and vote out anyone who voted for it."

Doctors have free speech rights, too.

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, the Huffington Post lies about what Dr. Cassell is doing...even when he tells them he won't deny Obama supporters care.