Obamacare is Bad Medicine … Florida Doctor Tells Obama Voters “to seek care elsewhere”


File this one under there are consequences to irresponsible political government take over actions …


There is still Free Speech in this country,  I think.

A Florida urologist has posted on his door a sign to his patients basically telling them, if you voted for Obama, you might as well seek medicial attention elsewhere now instead of in four years. In other words, cut to the chase … because the present is now. Obamacare is BAD MEDICINE.

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.”

Estella Chatman, 67, of Eustis, whose daughter snapped a photo of the typewritten sign, sent the picture to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, the Orlando Democrat who riled Republicans last year when he characterized the GOP’s idea of health care as, “If you get sick America … Die quickly.”

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

The fact of the matter is, in four years when individuals are forced off their private plans and placed on the state run Medicaid rolls … most doctors are not going to accept them any how at that point.

Physicians cannot refuse patients on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual preference or disability. However, no where does it say political preference being legally protected  specified in civil rights law.

All this doctor in essence is doing is flash-forwarding four years so that patients will understand the pain and the bad medicine that is Obamacare. As Another Black Conservative aptly calls it, “you reap what you sow.”  Doctors will soon be opting out of health care plans because the reimbursements are too low to even do the service. Then there is the larger concern that doctors will be leaving the medical care industry altogether, according to the  New England Journal of Medicine.

Interesting replies to the Orlando Sentinel survey asking, Is Mount Dora urologist Dr. Jack Cassell right to want Obama supporters to receive health care elsewhere?

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  • Comments

    22 Responses to “Obamacare is Bad Medicine … Florida Doctor Tells Obama Voters “to seek care elsewhere””

    1. super dave on April 2nd, 2010 7:09 am

      he’s giving people a heads up. it is his clinic,
      he should be able to refuse service to anyone
      he wants.

    2. We The People on April 2nd, 2010 8:23 am

      When in doubt, VOTE ‘EM OUT! Check out this hilarious video by Ray Stevens!


    3. muffler on April 2nd, 2010 8:30 am

      This doctor is entitled to his free speech I suppose, but I find it extremely odd to bring it into his practice. Is his anger so great that his care for the sick is blurred?

    4. super dave on April 2nd, 2010 9:22 am

      he doesn’t want to work for free.

    5. Dave on April 2nd, 2010 11:21 am

      It will probably come as a shock to the doc when the medical services community, and health care in general, actually function just fine without him.

    6. Michelle on April 2nd, 2010 12:53 pm

      A lot of Doctors are already refusing to accept Medicaid. This is just the beginning. It will get worse when more & more doctors decide it’s not worth it to take Medicare or Medicaid as they are not getting reimbursed for their services. You can’t expect doctors to work for free.

    7. Erik Schubert on April 2nd, 2010 3:47 pm

      Sounds like another greedy rich person whining to hear himself. How rich do they need to be? I suppose it doesn’t matter cause greedy people always want more. I sincerely doubt that he will loose any more money than he deserves to. Sorry doc, but you’ll just have to find another way to rip off people less fortunate than yourself. Ha ha.

    8. Snook on April 2nd, 2010 4:23 pm

      Erik — Do you think someone should examine your pee-pee without getting enough payment to pay off med school, support his family, and eat?

      Bet you’d be screaming if the government decided you should take a big cut in your pay or entitlements for the rest of your life.

      Get real.

    9. NewGirlBoston on April 2nd, 2010 4:40 pm

      #6- Michelle—Your post is absolutely 110% correct. This is why we also kept yelling for more Tort reform—-not enough of of which was addressed in over 2,000 pages of all the crap the Obamination just signed into law.

      What a freaking mess.

    10. michael on April 2nd, 2010 6:00 pm

      i agree that dr. cassell has the right to piss off any group of patients in his practice that he wants too…he is a provider, and they don’t have to like his politics nor he like theirs…

      i think doctors should take it one step further, as for patients to pay IN CASH and let them submit the claim form to the government or their insurance provider. americans will find that having the government reimburse them, rather than the doctors…will give them an appreciation of “how good we had it” before obamacare kicked in.

    11. Greg H on April 2nd, 2010 7:06 pm

      Erik, having worked for a medical billing service, I have watched as doctors have struggled as managed health care has strangled their payments for the last 20 years. Many doctors only get paid 5-20% of usual and customary when they do a Medicaid patient and that was before Obamacare cuts. Many surgeons and anesthesiologists have malpractice insurance payments that total six figures a year – that’s before they pay their six-figure school loans. Doctors are no longer the filthy rich that you perceive them to be, so I would advise that you do a bit more research before offering anymore opinions on that which you know nothing about.

    12. zaki on April 2nd, 2010 7:19 pm

      This and most doctors care about money and not their patients. They are getting and will get enough under any health care plan. They are just greedy,angry,selfish people.

    13. Donovan on April 2nd, 2010 7:35 pm

      Glad to see that political bias and greed is more important to a doctor than the hippocratic oath, which as far as I’m concerned is the reason docotr should be estatic about the new healthcare plan. If I ask a doctor why he became a medical service provider and his answer is “I wanted a new ferrari”, I’d look else where anyway.

    14. Martin Casanova on April 2nd, 2010 11:44 pm

      I’ll never understand what is so scary about universal health care! USA is the only Western country that doesn’t have it. It works even in very poor countries, and all doctors get paid what they were promised. Finally an American president is doing something for the poor and not for the rich citizens, and you call him Obamination? I don’t get it…

    15. rick on April 3rd, 2010 12:17 am

      well screw him I wouldnt go to that quack anyway

    16. aks on April 3rd, 2010 12:29 am

      Hopefully most of the people in his town will realise that what a jerk dr cassey is and maybe even leave a letter in response telling him they did vote for obama and find a real doctor somewhere eles.

    17. aks on April 3rd, 2010 12:33 am

      Oh ,, I spelled the so called dr,s name wrong

      mr cassell instead of Dr Cassey

    18. Michelle on April 3rd, 2010 11:02 am

      I can’t believe there are still so many uninformed people. Have any of you read what this healthcare bill (law) is about?

      All of you who think doctors are greedy rich a-holes need to educate yourselves. Doctors provide a service and they should get paid for this service. Do you have any idea how much doctor’s have to pay for malpractice insurance? They have to pay back school loans. Many doctors go to school for way more than 4 years. What would you do without these specialists?

      They have a practice they takes money to stay in business. Do you expect doctors to work for minimum wage? Do you really think the government should be in charge of how much doctors make?

      Please educate yourselves before making an uneducated response.

    19. Michelle on April 3rd, 2010 11:03 am

      And BTW, good luck finding a “Real Doctor” after all these healthcare mandates are in place.

    20. Benito Mussolini on April 3rd, 2010 12:50 pm

      He doesn’t have to provide service to anyone. That’s his right. I commend him!

    21. Teri on April 3rd, 2010 8:28 pm

      Well said Michelle.I’m willing to bet most don’t know what this bill is about, nor how awful the government has managed the health care systems medicaid and Medicare.

      The angel family we picked this year told me this story as a reason her family couldn’t afford Christmas. After hearing her story I had my doubts so decided to verify it by asking a Pharmacist, it is true.
      In short a mother failed to get her medicaid renewal in on time so was told at the pharmacy that she would have to pay for her son’s ADHD medication up front and once the Medicaid renewal came through she was to bring it in and they would bill medicaid and give her a refund. The next question was did she want the $200 generic or the $500 original name brand. She had to pay out of pocket so picked the $200 generic and it was the wrong answer, generic was not on the list,

      Evidently it’s common for Medicaid to only accept the higher costing name brand medication? For reasons why I have been told everything from it generates more money, allowing state agencies and their current employee benefits to not suffer a hit, to medicaid and medicare have worked out deals with some of the big pharmaceutical companies, that benefit both. If so both what? Both sides of employees maintaining bonus and vacation pay? At least I don’t think the “both” includes benefiting the taxpayers, as a taxpayer I would vote generic and start trying to climb out of this debt mess.

      Out of everyone I’ve talked to, not one answer has even made reference to benefiting the patient.

      That said, I would really like to know how many people have actually looked, in detail, to how your state is managing the current government heathcare they’re supposedly in charge of.

    22. Teri on April 3rd, 2010 9:31 pm

      @11 Greg H

      Exactly! Which leads me to my unanswered question.

      It’s been known in past years that as the population grew, so did the shortage of doctors. Over the years the shortage has increased with doctors retiring and the number of med students on the decline. that said to be a combination of things, medical school cost, high malpractice insurance cost etc

      With government healthcare up in the air all the above has magnified, (med students alone are becoming a rarity) yet there’s still people who drive by a doctor’s office and can’t wait for the day when, they/everyone is equal and has their right to insurance, so they can walk right in and be seen within the hour.

      To anyone who has stepped back and really thought about and processed the numbers are the ones pointing out the fine print details and asking all the questions. For the record a lot of those people are currently uninsured. Some pointing out there’s not a lot difference between being uninsured, unable to afford to see a doctor and being insured but without a doctor available.

      I bet if Disneyland opened free to the public for one day, more people would question, research, think that”s a bad idea etc than have on the health care reform.

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