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."
So, what are your thoughts?
Obviously many of us are frustrated and angry over the health care bill shoved down our throats. Is this ethical for the doctor to do this?
Where is the line between his 1st amendment rights and his duty to care as a health care provider?
In a lot of states we have a conscience clause (something Obama has proposed taking away) that allows health care providers to refuse participate in procedures we find morally objectionable. The obvious example is abortion. So, is this covered under that?