Here's a follow up on that urologist, Dr. Jack Cassell who posted a sign on his office door telling Obama voters to seek care elsewhere, warning "Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
Think Progress has an update, in which Cassell admits he doesn't know much about the new law at all.
On Friday evening, Alan Colmes interview Cassell, who basically admitted that he didn’t know the facts of the new health care reform law:
COLMES: Do you really think the government wants people dead?
CASSELL: Well I think that they’re cutting all supportive care, like nursing homes, ambulance services –
COLMES: What do you mean they’re cutting nursing homes?
CASSELL: They’re cutting nursing home reimbursements.
COLMES: Isn’t what they’re cutting under the Medicare plan what was really double dipping; they were getting credits and they were getting to deduct them at the same time.
CASSELL: Well you know, I can’t tell you exactly what the deal is.
COLMES: If you can’t tell us exactly what the deal is, why are you opposing it and fighting against it?
CASSELL: I’m not the guy who wrote the plan.
COLMES: But if you don’t know what the deal is why are you speaking out against something you don’t know what the deal is?
CASSELL: What I get online, just like any other American. What I’m supposed to understand about the bill should be available to me.
COLMES: It is; it’s been online for a long time; it’s also been all over the media.
I'm not so sure that this a guy you would actually want practicing medicine on you. Isn't keeping up on research and having the ability to do critical thinking kind of key in medicine? If there's anyone you should want to be reality-based in your life, it would be a doctor. Unless, of course, you're a Republican.