Is This Stone Too Big To Pass?

Could this be true?  Are doctor’s going to revolt now that Obamacare is here?  This sign was discovered on the door of a urology center in Florida.

Sign On FLA Urologist Door

The sign was on the door of Dr. Jack Cassell, M.D. P.A. at the “Urology of Mount Dora”

Now, having suffered the trials and tribulations of trying to find a family doctor here in Ottawa, I have to say I found this both amusing and disturbing at the same time.  I know that my last family doctor actually told me that he had to interview US.  Talk about disturbing.  In a day and age where competition abounds in every industry, the medical industry is exempt.  Doctors with family practices actually get to choose their patients.   The reason we were given was that the doctor wanted to make sure that he had variety in his patients. i.e. not all patients being seniors or babies etc.  I didn’t think about it at the time, but I WAS being discriminated against.

Lucky for me he up and moved to Calgary (from Ottawa) 2 years later leaving us without a family doctor again.

“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.”

So how is this sign in the USA different from what our last family doctor discriminated?  Is it legal?  Do you think he can lose his license over this?  Is he within his rights?  Is he upholding the Hippocratic oath?  What’s your take?

Is it the doctor or Obamacare that have OfficiallyScrewed some Florida residents out of this doctor’s urological care?


Dr. Cassell appeared on Fox News and told Neil Cavuto that he would not turn away a patient if they walked in and said they voted for Obama. He did say he would hand them a two page pamphlet letting them know how Obamacare is going to affect them. To me it sounded like he had dug into the healthcare bill and noted that many aspects of patient care would change and he would be pointing them out.