Florida Doc: ObamaCare Supporters Need Not Apply For Care

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April 1, 2010

h/t RoseDanna on Twitter for the news link. Ethically, he can't deny them care. But he does have First Amendment rights. For now.

MOUNT DORA — 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."

The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama…seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."

Update: More on pushback on ObamaCare in Ohio.

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Comments:
  1. astonerii says:

    I do not understand the “ethically, he can’t deny them care.” part. Do people lose their freedom when they take the Hippocratic oath? My understanding is that doctors ethically can abstain from doing treatments they do not consider ethical, such as abortion. Doctors turn away medicare patients all the time now days. While it may be hard to determine who voted for Obama, I cannot see how it is unethical to chose not to care for patients who are advocating for the destruction of your medical practice. Will it be unethical for doctors to quit in the future? How about unethical for smart people capable of attending and passing medical school to not become doctors to slave away for the right of people to health care?

  2. southdakotaboy says:

    That is what is coming. The left have been pushing these ed. units in school that map out what your best interests are ie. what jobs you would be good at while kids are in high school. The government now has a data base of at least the next four years worth of school kids that tells the who could be a good doctor or nurse.

  3. Elmo says:

    It’s called speaking your mind.
    If only more had.
    Before November 2008.
    We won’t make that mistake again.

  4. We all have a right to choose according to what we think right so this surely is no problem.