One more nasty thing buried deep within the monstrosity. Let us not have the best and the brightest physicians, of course. Central planning takes effect with our Healthcare. Racial profiling is illegal, but not so much with Obama’s latest victory. Add white and male as well who will go to the bottom of the list. This was written before the bill passed.Here we go:
Page 879: “Give preferences to entities that have a demonstrated record of … training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”
“Racial preferences in the Senate Health Care Bill, in addition to being unconstitutional, will not improve health care outcomes for minority patients.” Examining the terms of the race provisions, they said they find them “constitutionally suspect and ill-defined.”
In a stiff and bureaucratic way, necessary in the context of intergovernmental agency politics, the Civil Rights commission has “called out” Obama, Pelosi and Reid. The 1964 Civil Rights Act made it unlawful to discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. But now liberal Democrats want to pass a health care bill that, among its many problems, tries to provide new racial entitlements for “underrepresented minority groups,” all the while turning a blind eye to discrimination against those who are not.
In an article written for the American Thinker, Favish says the bill specifies that the secretary of Health and Human Services, “in awarding grants or contracts under this section … shall give preferences to entities that have a demonstrated record of … training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”The bill doesn’t say what would qualify as a “demonstrated record,” so if ObamaCare passes you can expect that medical schools and other training institutions will do whatever they can to get away with training as many people as possible from so-called “disadvantaged backgrounds.”
By the way, if you’re poor and white, or Asian, or Jewish, don’t expect any advantage under this plan. The word “underrepresented” is inserted into the bill’s language to make it clear the preferences are aimed at giving a leg up to black and Hispanic students. According to the soft bigotry of the left, “underrepresented” is always meant to be read as “black” and “Latino.”