Can doctors refuse to treat patients based on their political beliefs?

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Sure… and we can refuse to issue licenses to practice medicine based on legal beliefs.

Incensed by the recent passage of health care reform, Florida physician Jack Cassell taped a sign to his office door advising Obama supporters to “seek urologic care elsewhere.” Cassell does not plan to quiz would-be patients on their views, but many bioethicists believe he crossed the line of professional conduct. His actions raise the question: Can doctors refuse to treat patients based on their political ideology?

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