Friday, April 2, 2010

Florida Doctor Has A Prescription For Obamacare


File under Urologist Pisses on Obamacare.

This story from the Orlando Sentinal gives us a glimpse into what many many good doctors are REALLY thinking about Obama and his healthcare plan:
"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."

The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama…seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
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Cassell, who has practiced medicine in GOP-dominated Lake County since 1988, said he doesn't quiz his patients about their politics, but he also won't hide his disdain for the bill Obama signed and the lawmakers who passed it.

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."

Of course the Left is criticizing the doctor's use of freedom of speech.

Cassell may be walking a thin line between his right to free speech and his professional obligation, said William Allen, professor of bioethics, law and medical professionalism at the University of Florida's College of Medicine.

Allen said doctors cannot refuse patients on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual preference or disability, but political preference is not one of the legally protected categories specified in civil-rights law. By insisting he does not quiz his patients about their politics and has not turned away patients based on their vote, the doctor is "trying to hold onto the nub of his ethical obligation," Allen said.
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Cassell, who has practiced medicine in GOP-dominated Lake County since 1988, said he doesn't quiz his patients about their politics, but he also won't hide his disdain for the bill Obama signed and the lawmakers who passed it.

So the doctor isn't turning anyone away - and he's not refusing treatment to anyone either. He has a sign on his door that one can read and either ignore, or get all offended about. And for the record, I am not extolling him or condemning him on his action. He has a right to his opinion. The fact is that many doctors ARE going to leave the profession over this healthcare bill.

Is this the start of a revolt of sorts? Perhaps we should all cease to serve those who support a Socialist advance on America.. and perhaps if we are ready to fight back against "the looters", it is time to Go Galt*.


* Atlas Shrugged is the story of how productive people went on strike, withdrawing their services in protest against a society that damned them for being productive and expropriated the fruits of their labor.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Here comes the black market health care.

BTW- I LOVED A.S. Awesome book but frightening to see it happen for real.

Christian Prophet said...

We need to keep asking people to read Atlas Shrugged, not only because of Rand's accurate prophecy, but because she gave the solution to today's problems. See "Ayn Rand, 20th Century Prophetess:"
http://acimmessages.blogspot.com/