Florida urologist Jack Cassell posted a sign 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.”
Cassell, a registered Republican, quickly backpedaled in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, but said he’s perfectly happy to lose business over the sign. “I’m not turning anybody away, that would be unethical,” he told the Sentinel. “But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.”
Patients who continue past the sign on Cassell’s door find a waiting room stacked with Republican pamphlets opposing health care reform, underneath a sign reading, “This is what the morons in Washington have done to your health care. Take one, read it and vote out anyone who voted for it.”
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) told the Sentinel he was “disgusted” by Cassell’s behavior.
“Maybe he thinks the Hippocratic Oath says, ‘Do no good’,” Grayson said. “If this is the face of the right wing in America, it’s the face of cruelty. … Why don’t they change the name of the Republican Party to the Sore Loser Party?”
UPDATE: MyFoxOrlando.com has posted an on-camera interview with Dr. Cassell. Here are a few key clips:
Dr. Cassell responds to charges that his sign is unethical, and says “this bill wants you to die sooner.”
Dr. Cassell asked, “Would it make patients uncomfortable?”
Any doctor that refuses a patient for political beliefs needs to have their licensed revoked it is a serious violation of the privilege to practice medicine if he is affiliated with a hospital they need to terminate his relationship.