Florida Doctor Tells Obama Supporters to 'Go Elsewhere' for Care. Is that Ethical?

Florida doctor tells Obama supporters to "go elsewhere" for care.

The sign on a Florida doctor's door couldn't be much clearer: "If you voted for Obama ... seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years."

Dr. Jack Cassell defended his actions in a story in today's Orlando Sentinel, saying he's not actually denying care to anyone who comes to his office for treatment but wanted to send a message to people who supported the president's health care overhaul efforts.

"I'm not turning anybody away; that would be unethical," he told the Sentinel. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."

Cassell is a registered Republican who practices in a predominantly conservative community in Mount Dora, Fla., according to the newspaper.

He has also placed pamphlets in his waiting room displaying Republican messages on the health care plan.

Cassell's sign raises questions about the line between free speech and medical responsibility.

Our question to you today: Is Cassell's message to Obama supporters to "go elsewhere" for care ethical -- or even legall?

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