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Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/02/10 | Steven Hudak

Posted on 04/02/2010 7:00:32 AM PDT by Mamzelle

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."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fightingback; goinggalt; jackcassell; obamacare
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Docs, go Galt!
1 posted on 04/02/2010 7:00:33 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

“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.”

Moral of the story...don’t piss off the Urologist...


2 posted on 04/02/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: Mamzelle

Who is John Galt?


3 posted on 04/02/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Mamzelle
"If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere" - excellent!
4 posted on 04/02/2010 7:04:23 AM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Mamzelle

Voting to steal from your neighbors and force them into involuntary servitude has consequences. Voting to silence criticism of the Obamessiah by shutting down talk radio and outright criminalization also has consequences.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 7:04:55 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: jessduntno

“Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, “

He’s about to retire, and is seeking a bit of revenge, and a bit of fun too!


6 posted on 04/02/2010 7:04:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Mamzelle

Great idea, except Obama has already pulled the doc’s taxes for audit.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 7:05:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Barack Obama: Government:: Bernie Madoff: Finance)
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To: kevao
In this case, Who is Dr. Thomas Hendricks?
8 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:06 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Mamzelle

There will be thousands more doctors tell the ghetto mooches the same thing, “we don’t accept Medicaid, go elsewhere”.
My wife works for a private practice for an OB/GYN doctor and starting next week he will no longer accept Medicare or Medicaid because he already takes a loss on it now and with at least 32 million more there’s no way he can survive.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:16 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: jessduntno

“Moral of the story...don’t piss off the Urologist...”

They can cause you REAL pain!!


10 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Mamzelle
Employers should do this as well.

Seeking employment? If you're a democRAT, socialist, marxist or other government lemming go somewhere else!

I for one will NOT hire any of these parasites!

11 posted on 04/02/2010 7:06:52 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: Mamzelle

I’d go to this doctor just for this reason. When a man loves honor and liberty more than life, I know I can trust him.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 7:07:57 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Mamzelle

They can use my tax dollars to give Grayson and the other whiners a post-partum abortion. If they need an urologist they’re over the hill already and need one of those red or blue pills the president wants to prescribe.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 7:08:12 AM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Mamzelle

piss on Obamacare lovers (if you have trouble doing this, seek another urologist)


14 posted on 04/02/2010 7:09:13 AM PDT by AutumnFire
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To: AutumnFire

Like


15 posted on 04/02/2010 7:10:31 AM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: Mamzelle
My internist supports it I think.I saw her recently and mentioned it to her and,although she didn't come right out and say it,it sounded like she supported it.I had a talk with my cardiologist a few months ago (a really smart and really "chatty" guy) and he said the only thing wrong with Canada's system is that it's grossly underfunded.So I assume that *he* supports it too.

Well,they're both Harvard types so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

As for this doctor in FL...he's just begging for a lawsuit or some disciplinary action from the state licensing board.

16 posted on 04/02/2010 7:10:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Mamzelle
"If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere.

I just figured it out. The Obama administration is like the nation's kidney stone. Hopefully it will pass quickly, but if it stays in too long it could kill us.

17 posted on 04/02/2010 7:11:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Mamzelle

Obie and his legions are gonna crucify this guy.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 7:12:19 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: tobyhill

It’s only a matter of time before physicians will be forced to accept Medicare and Medicaid.

It’s those programs that caused the increase in health care costs. Once the government got involved and mandated their reimbursement schedule things spiraled out of control.

Look at the two areas of medicine which the government hasn’t set the reimbursement rates: cosmetic surgery and lasik surgery. Costs have gone down in those areas.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 7:13:07 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: jessduntno

So often “registered Republicans” in FL have let us down, but this doctor means business.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 7:13:24 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Gay State Conservative
As for this doctor in FL...he's just begging for a lawsuit or some disciplinary action from the state licensing board.

they'd have to prove he's denying care..he's not. I hope he stands up to whatever criticism he gets...we've layed down too long and voices have to be heard.

21 posted on 04/02/2010 7:13:50 AM PDT by AutumnFire
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To: KarlInOhio

What you don’t understand is that literally MILLIONS of
Americans will jump over the cliff for Obama today if needed. These are dedicated socialists, and nothing stops them.


22 posted on 04/02/2010 7:14:38 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Cheryllynn
I'm in a bad situation. My husband retired from the Dept of Defense. We have to have Federal Employee Health Insurance. We get to choose who. We had Fed Emp Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We now have Fed Emp Mailhandlers. I don't know what will happen to us. We have a few nurses and a neurologist in the family, so maybe we can go underground.
23 posted on 04/02/2010 7:14:59 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Mamzelle
Doctor + tells + Obama
24 posted on 04/02/2010 7:16:06 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: ladyjane

When they do that, look for lots of doctors to “retire”—or sit it out until we can accomplish a regime change.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 7:16:35 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Mamzelle

bump


26 posted on 04/02/2010 7:22:09 AM PDT by VOA
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To: MizSterious

You’re right. Physicians in their 50’s will retire. I personally know quite a few who plan to do that. They’re not just talking they are actively taking steps preparing to do just that.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 7:22:41 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: MizSterious

I frequently suggest to those doctors who cannot retire—try to take a long sabbatical, maybe a year off while it all shakes out.


28 posted on 04/02/2010 7:24:26 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Mamzelle

Coming soon from the media...Dr. Jack Cassell is:

1) racist in not accepting black folk
2) Greedy because he seeks profit rather than social responsibility in uplifting all of society
3) hypocritical for not upholding his oath
4) an unenlightened republican
5) uncaring in not spreading his talents evenly for the good of society


29 posted on 04/02/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Mamzelle

Given the thuggery of Hussein and the rest of the radical left, this guy is really showing some guts. Now if only we had some republican politicians who would do the SAME!!!


30 posted on 04/02/2010 7:27:50 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Gay State Conservative

“As for this doctor in FL...he’s just begging for a lawsuit or some disciplinary action from the state licensing board.”

I agree with you that all types of retaliations will be attempted, but do you feel that they are justified? Do you believe that our forefathers intended for the law to limit free speech in this manner?
I, personally, have had it up to here with these whiners who want to jail or muzzle anyone that uses offensive language. But, the real kicker is the unelected, liberal judges that get to selectively decide just which speech is offensive. Their goal is nothing less than mind control and suppression of dissenting speech!


31 posted on 04/02/2010 7:28:55 AM PDT by Focused Fury
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To: calico_thompson

Speaking of Grayson, I bet he’s already considering a law requiring doctors to accept Medicare patients.


32 posted on 04/02/2010 7:29:01 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

Very similar to what fascists do whenever they take over.

They dictate prices for goods and services,
then dictate that providers MUST provide at that price or face penalties.

Slavery.


33 posted on 04/02/2010 7:30:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Focused Fury

I believe they’d actually have to find someone that was refused care based on their vote for 0bama.


34 posted on 04/02/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Mamzelle

I think it would have been far more effective to do what another doctor did, and announce that as of April 1, 2010, insurance will no longer be accepted: services will be paid for at the time of service, if a patient wants insurance reimbursement, it’s the patient’s responsibility to seek it (if you need help from our staff for codes, etc., that’s a separate charge of $50/hr, 1/2 hour minimum), and, overdue accounts will be referred to another provider, but will not longer be treated.


35 posted on 04/02/2010 7:39:16 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: MrB

“I believe they’d actually have to find someone that was refused care based on their vote for 0bama.”

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When we dismiss a patient, we tell them we will be available for emergency care for a period of 30 days, but that they should seek ongoing care elsewhere.

We also point out that in our area (as in most of the country) that there is a plethora of healthcare options and that if they are stupid to find an alternative doctor, we will provide them with a list.

There is some misinterpretation on this thread of what a private-practing doctor “must” do. We are not a public utility. This doctor is perfectly within his rights to refuse his services to anyone he chooses. The gray area comes in emergency care only, in which there is at least a moral obligation to provide initial rudimentary services.


36 posted on 04/02/2010 7:43:42 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Mamzelle

37 posted on 04/02/2010 7:51:23 AM PDT by avacado
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To: KarlInOhio

That would make a great sign on a doctor’s office!!


38 posted on 04/02/2010 7:51:53 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Gay State Conservative

My Internist in Asheville, NC. who see lots of medicare/medicade patients and is in an office alone, says last year he saw a total of 120 more patients and earned $8,000. less than the year before. Something’s got to give. He says he’s looking into going private.

My neighbor’s internist has a sign posted in his office: “We are no longer accepting any medicare or medicade patients.”


39 posted on 04/02/2010 7:54:15 AM PDT by Cordio
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To: Mamzelle

Sign posted in my gunshop reads: “Due to recent legislation out of Washington, D.C., anyone who voted for the current president will be charged a 10% fee to defray increased business costs.”

I had one customer get ugly when he read it, and he told me that it was not funny. I replied that it’s not supposed to be funny, since it’s not a joke.


40 posted on 04/02/2010 7:56:30 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Cordio

In addition to the insulting reimbursements and onerous paperwork burden, our no-show rate for Medicaid patients approached 85%.

Not that the verb is (happily) in the past tense.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 7:57:08 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

Medicaid = Obama voters = non-compliant lazy cheating dirtbags = filthy entitled drug seekers = disruptive to practice = high risk liability nightmares = little or no reimbursement


42 posted on 04/02/2010 8:13:23 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Cordio
It's gotten really bad for oxygen providers. On top of reimbursements going down, Medicare is demanding obscene amounts of documentation that require the hiring of more staff just to pull the archives.

We'll cut some incredible deals for those willing to pay cash, just to save us the man-hours.

Shalom.

43 posted on 04/02/2010 8:16:02 AM PDT by Buggman (HebrewRoot.com - Baruch haBa b'Shem ADONAI!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

“Medicaid = Obama voters = non-compliant lazy cheating dirtbags = filthy entitled drug seekers = disruptive to practice = high risk liability nightmares = little or no reimbursement.”

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Nailed it, Doctor.


44 posted on 04/02/2010 8:22:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: MrB

Carter dictated prices of gas when he was in office. It led to rationing. You take the free market controls away and there has to be a way to control demand. In this case you will have to control supply by mandating that doctors accept medicare at a loss. What do they do when doctors quit and there aren’t enough new doctors to replace them?


45 posted on 04/02/2010 8:24:22 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: jessduntno
Moral of the story...don’t piss off the Urologist...

Appropriate choice of words!

46 posted on 04/02/2010 8:39:49 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: All

Polling on the local newspaper website is 85% IN FAVOR of the doctor’s actions.


47 posted on 04/02/2010 8:48:07 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Mamzelle

BUMP!!!!

We are all Sparticus, or is that Reagan...


48 posted on 04/02/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Mamzelle; Liz; neverdem; TigerLikesRooster; LucyT
The good Doctor has shown the way to fight back.

We fight - but NOT with violence - which dems love to accuse us of - but with non-violent withdrawal of all support for anyone or anything liberal.

Many thanks to the good doctor...

Ping.

49 posted on 04/02/2010 8:52:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
...the only thing wrong with Canada's system is that it's grossly underfunded.

He needs to be educated on the realities of the Canadian system. I had a friend diagnosed with a heart condition. It took them three months to get an appointment for a followup in-depth scan, requiring traveling from North Bay to Toronto for the exam (about 250 miles). It confirmed she needed a triple bypass. Because of its seriousness, she was placed on the "expedite" list. Even with that, she was scheduled for the surgery seven months later. She died within two months. Say what you will, stating their system is "underfunded" is a bad joke.

50 posted on 04/02/2010 8:53:28 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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