Friday, April 16, 2010

Reiland On Cassell

Ralph Reiland, a professor at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh PA, has written an article in praise of Dr. Jack Cassell.

It appears in the April 12, 2010 Pittsburgh Tribune Review and is also on CapMag.

Here's an excerpt from, "A Prescription Against Tyranny":
Jack Cassell is too much for some people.

He's the Florida doctor who told his patients to go elsewhere for treatment if they voted for President Obama. The message posted on his office door: "If you voted for Obama ... seek urological care elsewhere. Changes to your health begin right now, not in four years."

...Cassell told Fox News that the real purpose of his door posting was educational, not racist, and that he wasn't literally turning down patients.

"I came across the timeline for implementation of ObamaCare and I got a little discouraged when I got to next year and found that most of the ancillary services and nursing homes and diagnostic imaging, all these things start to fade away, and I felt that my patients really need to know about this, and the more I thought about it, the angrier I got until I finally felt like I'm going to put a little splash page on my front door and just get people thinking a little bit," Cassell explained.

"I think there's a real, real problem that's going on here in this country and unfortunately ObamaCare fatally compromises my ability, or any doctor's ability, to uphold the Hippocratic Oath," he continued. "I mean, I can't believe that more people aren't standing up. I think all the doctors in the United States need to take a stand on this, because pretty soon it's going to be too late."
(Read the full text of "A Prescription Against Tyranny".)

Dr. Cassell is completely right with respect to ObamaCare compromising physicians' ability to uphold the Hippocratic Oath. And I hope his actions help wake up the rest of the medical profession.