Friday, April 02, 2010
This Urologist Has, Um, Cojones
A urologist in Orlando, Florida has made no bones about telling his patients what he thinks about Obama's healthcare plan:
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."
This is legal, as far as I can tell. The doctor in question has made it very clear that anyone who wants to see him won't be turned away. The sign he posted says:
"If you voted for Obama… seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
He's right. My patients are all complaining about their drug copays being jacked up, increased fees to be seen by a doc, and so forth. I explain to them that the insurance companies raised their rates proactively, expecting the healthcare legislation to pass, and that the result will be higher fees for everyone. C'est la vie.