Friday, April 02, 2010

Doctor Tells
Obama Supporters:
Go Elsewhere For Health Care

by Stephen Hudak - April 2nd, 2010 - Orlando Sentinel

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."

I am flabbergasted at the number of people who say that health care is a "right", not a "privilege". The only logical conclusion to that delusion is that doctors and nurses must provide health care for whatever the patient is willing to pay. The many greedy bloodsuckers who vote Democrat don't care that it is a lot less than Doctors think is fair.

So who decides? Some government bureaucrat? The Doctor? The patient? How can Democrats be so indifferent to the tyranny inherent in this position?

In most socialized nations the consequences of reactions to this tyranny means long lines, poor quality health care, government bureaucrats choosing who gets health care first, or choosing who gets it at all. In those countries people die waiting for care. Does it matter if medicine can cure you if the care comes too late? Dead is dead.

Yet there are idiots who insist all this can be managed. What actually happens is that the best people stop studying medicine. Quality of care plummets. Then the left wingers demand that government simply must take over more control and force these people to provide good care. Instead quality goes down again and tyranny increases. You cannot force people to do quality work. It never happens. As soon as you try, work slows down while they make sure that they have done nothing that can be blamed on them and more people die while they are waiting for care.

We know this. It has happened every time socialized medicine has been tried. Only the most basic of care is provided in an acceptable fashion. That is why the death rate from all complex illnesses are much higher everywhere but here in America, which until now has had the greatest health care system in the world.

Doctors will quit the profession. Others will choose never to join. Another obvious reaction is Doctors who don't quit, but simply take off for rest and recreation a lot of the time. Everything is not random. There are patterns to care that will allow Doctors to go on vacation during the times when the poor need them the most. Are Democrats going to force Doctors to work when they want? No socialized medicine nation has yet had the arrogance to go to that level of tyranny, but don't bet that the greedy bloodsuckers of the Democrat Party will not be the first.

What is happening with ObamaCare is insane, yet there are a huge number of Americans proving Santayana correct. ""Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." "All that we learn from history is that we do not learn."

Nothing is more stupid than believing that medical care is any more of a "right" than a right to steak for dinner. If everyone has a right to steak whether the farmer feels the price is fair or not, there will soon be no cows.


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