Obama health care supporters: Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere

You can see a photo of  the note at the link below.  I wouldn’t want a doctor with that kind of attitude.

It’s a shame that dental care is not included in the health care bill.  The chipped tooth I have is going to end up costing me about $2200, and dentists wonder why people don’t get dental care more often.

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.”

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.”
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5 Responses to Obama health care supporters: Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere

  1. skyagunsta says:

    What would happen if a majority of his clients turned away when he could not collect because of lack of clientele from any insurances or medicare … would he change his mind then? I don’t know Mount Dora, so I don’t know what sort of town is it? I mean, what social structure it has, like middle class, upper middle class, upper class, uppper upper class, low middle class, low to poverty class.
    One could take a guess from the doctor’s posted note, but …

    Sage Reply:

    Median household income is below national average:
    Mount Dora$36,086
    National $41,994

    Total population 9,418
    Square miles (land) 4.92

    The majority of the population is over 45 years old and is predominately white.
    http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=8745

  2. Wizcon says:

    This guy has a book out. He got his medical degree in Granada, West Indies.
    http://www.acornpublishing.com/urology.html
    Pergaps his thunder was stolen by “Obamacare”

    “In 1995 Dr. Cassell served as Chief of Surgery at Waterman. It was also around that time that he and several others attempted over a several year period to create a medical insurance product in the state unlike any other before it. The goal was to form a physician and hospital owned HMO, in which the smallest possible profit would be realized, allowing for more money to go back for the provision of healthcare. The Physician Hospital Corporation, as it was called, was complete in the physician arm, with several counties of doctors united and ready to go with both moral and financial support. Had a strong hospital partner felt the same dedication, it is Dr. Cassell’s feeling that no other HMO would have possibly been able to compete with the healthcare products it offered. After all, traditional HMOs have to turn a profit for their investors!”

    Sage Reply:

    So he has just a bit of a conflict of interest, eh? Unbelievable.

  3. AliSilver says:

    ”’The goal was to form a physician and hospital owned HMO, in which the smallest possible profit would be realized, allowing for more money to go back for the provision of healthcare”’
    It sounds like he wanted to provide care for patients without anyone getting RICH off of it. I think thats’ pretty noble for a doctor.

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