Appearing on Fox & Friends, Dr. Jack Cassell, who posted a sign outside his practice instructing people who voted for President Obama to "seek urologic care elsewhere," falsely claimed without challenge that under the health care reform law, hospice care is "going to be totally cut in 2012," adding, "[T]hey want you to die a slow and painful death." In fact, the health care bill does not eliminate reimbursement for hospice providers, and health care analysts have noted that "hospice was not a major target of cuts." Read on...
Rep. Alan Grayson talked to Keith Olbermann on Countdown about this latest whopper by the wingnut urologist Cassell. Rep. Grayson did have one constituent who saw the sign and walked away from Cassell's office. As Grayson noted, no one should have to walk up to a doctor's office when they have cancer and "worry about their voter registration". He also pointed out a larger issue with what Cassell is doing.
Olbermann: Are there sanctions? Is there a way to reprimand him or I mean, I presume he doesn’t… you don’t take a doctor’s license away from him for something like this?
Grayson: Well I think that’s for them to decide but we have to establish a clear line here because what he’s trying to do is tear up the social contract in the same way that these right wing doctors only want to treat right wing patients, soon the right wing garbage collectors will only be collecting right wing garbage. There’s no end to this once this gets started. We’ve got to stop it.
While I doubt there are very many "right wing garbage collectors" I don't disagree with his point. I feel the same way about these pharmacists who want to deny giving women birth control in the form of a morning after pill which is nothing more than a high dose birth control pill and not an "abortion pill" for "moral grounds". If you're serving the public you need to be putting your politics aside and doing your job.
This doctor is worse. He's just doing his best to get his sorry ass on the television screen and sadly doing a good job of it. I await ClusterFox giving him a job as one of their "Chief Medical Correspondents" shortly.
Grayson pointed out one more of the lies Cassell was allowed to tell on Fox when Keith asked him about the new platform he now has.
Grayson: It's worse than that. He told a local Fox station that he was against health care reform because it means that no old people will be able to go to nursing homes any more. That's how wrong headed he is. He's got plenty of opinions and not many facts at all and he's using his opinions to try to deny care to other people. Think about it. He says that he's concerned that the Obama health care plan is going to end up denying care to his patients, so he's going to deny care to his patients. What's the sense of that?
Yep, perfect fit for your newest employee of Fox Noise.