Saturday, April 17, 2010
The Orlando Sentinel reported on this a few weeks ago, but I just caught wind of it now. Dr. Jack Cassell, a Mount Dora, Florida, urologist posted this on this door. It reads: "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
What exactly begins right now, I might ask the urologist?
Per Dr. Cassell, he is not refusing care ("seek care elsewhere" might suggest otherwise) "because that would be unethical."
Everyone in DC last week (opponents and supporters) acknowledged that the new law is extremely complicated and that the work of implementation, including drafting thousands of new regulations, begins soon. There are a lot of mandates and high arching goals, but the work of defining procedure and impact hasn't yet begun in earnest. The politicization process is... clearly... well under way.