Fla. Doctor Tells Obama Voters to Go Away

A Florida man who had been referred to specialist Dr. Jack Cassell found this sign on the doctor’s office door: “If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years.”

At first, he thought it was a joke, but the receptionist assured the man, who did not want to be identified, that it was not a joke.

Now, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is filing a formal complaint with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Medical Board.

“A doctor takes an oath to help improve the health of patients, not just Republican patients or Democratic patients or conservatives or liberals,” Grayson told ABCNews.com. “They take an oath to cure people.”

“I think it’s disgusting,” he said. “I know that most people go into health care because they want to help sick people. They don’t have some political agenda. I think it’s outrageous that someone would try to press his political agenda, and deny people health care because of it.”

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2 Responses to Fla. Doctor Tells Obama Voters to Go Away

  1. Eileen P says:

    As with almost ANY politically related issue, I think this is kind of great and also totally awful.
    This guy seems to be exercising his right to campaign for his belief at his private practice.
    However, it is my opinion that he seems to be discriminating and I personally feel that no company should be allowed to refuse service based on race, sex, color, sexual orientation, (etc) OR political affiliation but I'm not sure if the law agrees with that political affiliation part.

    If I knew that my doctor hated democrats and knew that I was one, I would be terrified of the medical treatment that I received–or lacked. I'm aware that I could see another doctor, but what if this was the best in the field, or the only one trying an experimental treatment that would save my life.

  2. Nathan S says:

    I disagree, I think a company should be able to refuse service for whatever reason they want. Let the free market work. While I think the doctor should have the right to refuse service, I would never use him because I believe for a doctor, that discrimination is unethical.

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