Biden Regime Admits Racial Preferences in Administering Health Care
Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has admitted that the White House issued race-based guidelines to administering health care.
Becerra admitted to Congress that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doling out health care not based on sickness, but rather based on racial preferences in an official codified policy of bigotry from the administration.
“The CMS has issued a fee schedule in November that weights anti-racism activities to have more preference over…being diagnosed by cancer,” Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) said to Becerra.
“The most important thing to every physician should be providing high-quality care to every patient, Mr. Secretary. Politics should be the furthest thing from a physician’s mind. Shamefully, under your agency, politics not medicine will take center stage at the doctor’s office,” he continued, adding that “HHS will encourage clinicians to perform clinic-wide reviews of existing tools and policies such as value statements or clinical practice guidelines to ensure that they include and are aligned with a commitment to anti-racism.”
“I respect the position you take. I think it’s unfortunate that too much misinformation and disinformation is put out there on what’s going to be done. That’s what confuses Americans. I respect that you may have a different opinion in trying to attack the disparities that exist,” Becerra responded.
The exchange can be seen here:
HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra admits CMS issued priorities weighing one’s race before sickness in the health care they receive. pic.twitter.com/1425eavjfF
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Big League Politics reported on the Biden regime’s plan to inject “anti-racist” politics into the administration of health care at the beginning of the year:
“Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon reported that the Biden administration is now providing bonuses to doctors who “create and implement an anti-racism plan” under new rules the Department of Health and Human Services set. This move is designed to update Medicare payments to “reflect changes in medical practice.”
Starting on January 1, 2022, Medicare doctors can increase their reimbursement rates by carrying out “a clinic-wide review” of their practice’s “commitment to anti-racism.” According to HHS, the plan should span “value statements” and “clinical practice guidelines” and defines race as “a political and social construct, not a physiological one.”
The “rationale” behind the bonus, according to the new rules, is that “it is important to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups.”
The Biden administration has taken a liking to many of these anti-racism initiatives. Ultimately, it wants to enact them throughout the federal managerial apparatus and impose them across the nation.
Sibarium noted that following Biden’s inauguration, he issued an executive order kicking off a “whole-of-government equity agenda,” one plan which consisted of the “equitable delivery of government benefits.”
HHS emphasizes that this new bonus plan is “consistent with” this order. It is complying with several steps the Biden administration has laid out to incorporate “anti-racism” into government policy.
Back in November, the Department of Homeland Security listed “diversity, equity, and inclusion” as some of its top priorities. This stood ahead of “cybersecurity” as a key priority.”
The far-left Biden regime is destroying the foundations of America by design. Diversity and multiculturalism are not our strength.