Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is all-in when it comes to corrupting healthcare. On June 1, the state began mandating that all current and future physicians take recurring implicit bias training. The Governor celebrated by claiming this woke policy will “make Michigan safer, healthier, and more just.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Look no further than the kind of divisive and destructive indoctrination this mandate involves. The Michigan State Medical Society recently hosted an “Implicit Bias Training” event that meets the requirements of the new policy, and it’s already clear it’s more concerned with ideology than medicine.
The course is designed around the basic assumption that physicians are biased, an unsupported claim that can destroy patient trust in healthcare. The training’s supporting materials all but accuse physicians of adopting stereotypes that stop them providing the best care to minority patients. This is standard fare: Activists want to convince physicians they’re inherently biased in order to rebuild healthcare on a woke foundation.
What is that foundation? A post-training survey explicitly condones radical ideology: “it is important for primary care providers/physicians to devote extra attention/time to the health needs of their minority patients.” The name for that is racial discrimination, which has no place in healthcare.
We’ve heard from numerous Michigan physicians about how insulting this training is – and the entire Michigan mandate, for that matter. Contrary to what Gov. Whitmer is saying, putting identity politics ahead of individual patients is unhealthy and unjust.
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