Some Democrats are in a titter over a Florida doctor’s efforts to highlight his displeasure with ObamaCare.
Dr. Jack Cassell is a 56-year-old urologist from Mount Dora who recently posted a note on his office door reading, “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years.”
The doctor, who has been active in Republican politics, said most of his patients were very supportive.
But not all, of course.
One angry patient sent a snapshot of the photo this week to Rep. Alan Grayson, an Orlando Democrat. Rep. Grayson called the doctor’s move “ridiculous” and “disgusting.”
This is the same congressman who went on the House floor last year and said the GOP’s only health care idea was, “If you get sick, America … die quickly.”
Apparently, Rep. Grayson approves of free speech only when it’s exercised by liberals.
Whatever Dr. Cassell’s professional obligations, he clearly has a right to state his feelings about the most radical piece of federal legislation in the past 50 years — a piece of legislation that directly affects his livelihood. And his patients also have the right to seek treatment elsewhere.
This is still America, isn’t it? Isn’t it?
But aside from igniting the typical political rhetoric, Dr. Cassell’s stunt draws attention to the fact that many physicians don’t like ObamaCare, and a significant number have said they may soon leave the profession rather than practice as quasi-government agents. A shortage of incoming doctors is also expected.
And as Democrats push us closer and closer to a European-style welfare state, another sign may soon become prevalent at doctor offices. It might read: “Services provided on a cash-only basis.”
That would be legal, also, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t it?