The American Medical Association is at the forefront of the radical takeover of healthcare. Look no further than its “strategic plan to dismantle structural racism,” which is really an instruction manual for embedding racial discrimination into every part of medicine.
In announcing the plan, the AMA came out with plenty of platitudes about “achieving optimal health for all” and promoting “the betterment of public health.” These things are very important and urgently needed, but the plan’s details will undermine those critical goals. Why? Because its main focus is “implementing anti-racist equity strategies via practices, programming, policies, and culture.”
Those words are code for putting group health over individual medical needs and looking at every medical decision and interaction through the lens of race. Such is the nature of anti-racism, and as we’ve already seen, it leads to giving preferential treatment to people of specific races and harming the health of vulnerable patients.
Patients will suffer as the AMA’s demands seep into healthcare – and so will the physicians the AMA claims to represent. They’ll find it harder to help the individual patient in front of them, which isn’t why they devoted their lives to the practice of medicine. They swore an oath to “do no harm,” yet anti-racism is the road to harm.
Physicians will also be turned into political activists, since the AMA wants to equip them with the “tools for dismantling structural and social drivers of health inequities.” The name for that is politicking, and it has no place in the American Medical Association, much less healthcare as a whole.
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