Saturday, April 03, 2010

No free speech for disgruntled docs

Congressman Plans to File Complaint Against Anti-Obama Doctor:

An outspoken U.S. congressman is planning to file a complaint against the central Florida urologist who posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Obama to find a different doctor.

A spokesman for Rep. Alan Grayson, who angered Republicans last year when he said they wanted sick Americans to "die quickly," told that Florida Democrat is helping a constituent who was affected by the sign to file a complaint next week with the proper authorities. Grayson will also file additional complaints with all relevant boards or agencies, Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski said.

The notice on Dr. Jack Cassell's Mount Dora practice says, "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."

Cassell told Fox News on Friday he wasn't refusing care to patients but wanted to educate them on how the new health care law would affect them.

"I came across the timeline for implementation of Obamacare and I got a little discouraged when I got to next year when I found that most of the ancillary services and nursing homes and diagnostic imaging, all these things start to fade away," he told Fox News' Neil Cavuto. "And I felt that my patients really need to know about this. And the more I thought about it, the angrier I got until I finally felt like I'm going to put a little splash page on my front door and just get people thinking a little bit."

Nothing Dr. Cassell has done is illegal. He does not ask his patients about their politics and does not turn patients away. He's just trying to make a point. Unfortunately for Dr. Cassell, he's trying to make a point an Obamacare Flunkey doesn't approve of. All Hail The Anointed One, or else! There is only room for dissent if you're dissenting against a Republican.


OperationCounterstrike said...

When you become a doc, you put aside your right to free speech. That's called TAKING YOUR PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS SERIOUSLY.

I'm amazed this guy's colleagues haven't walked out on him.

SegaMon said...

And when you become a veterinarian, programmer, nurse, police-man, garbage collector, or a janitor you must also put aside your right to free speech. *rolls eyes*