I contend that this bill will be proven to be a lot less beneficial to people with pre-existing conditions than we are being told.
Interesting isn't it. First we were told, you have not seen the final bill so any flaws pointed out are lies, per the president. Now we are told there is a bill but it will be fixed with regulations.
So the best defenders can do is say that trust me, that isn't what the bill says but not what it means.
I would be ashamed if made to make these lame excuses.
While we can all agree that this doctor is well within his First Amendment rights to do such a thing, he made a pretty bad decision by doing so. After reading that article, I checked with our sales staff about the particular hospitals and private practices we do business with in Mount Dora. While I did see Leesburg Regional Medical Center on our correspondence, I didn't see this particular doctors name. And that's a good thing, because as a laboratory, we would probably have dropped him like a bad habit had he been affiliated with us in the first place. I imagine the companies that do his testing are probably considering this as well, and if not, they are most certainly going to hit him with an inspection within the month. You can bet your bottom dollar on that.
The sad thing is, it has nothing to do with differences of political opinion, and everything to do with his intention of posting that sign at his place of business. He may not refuse treatment, but if he's that brazen to post that sign, he's probably brazen enough to do other things. My concern would be things like sample-switching, or purposely contaminating said samples as to obscure the results of folks who did, in fact, get treatment at his practice, but made it clear they disagreed with his political views. And we are right to be concerned; after all, he wouldn't be held liable - the laboratory would. And any confirmation tests would be coming out of the laboratory's pocket.
What he did was the business equivalent of shooting himself in the foot, whether you support him or not. It doesn't matter whether you are conservative or liberal, it's probably best to keep your political opinion to yourself at a place of business. A little professionalism goes a long way.
That being said, for those who thought talking about death panels was over the top as I did so are some of your comments. To suggest that this doctor would actually do harm to his patients is a pretty outrageous statement. I am not a lawyer, if there is one who reads this I would like your opinion in the statement I am addressing could be called libelous.
People can't say things like the comment I am pointing out and then claim the other side is over the top.
I saw the guy on Anderson Cooper. What a space-case. Hard to believe this guy made it to doctor status.
It's no surprise he's a Urologist though. Takes one to know one I suppose.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
Agree with him or not, it's just bad for business.