Three cheers for Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. He’s calling out the National Academy for State Health Policy – a supposedly “non-partisan” group – for pushing blatantly divisive and discriminatory woke ideology. This is exactly the kind of leadership physicians and patients need to see from their elected officials.
The National Academy for State Health Policy is as woke as it gets. It has made “health equity” one of its highest priorities, and sure enough, it’s pushing “diversity” in the healthcare workforce while calling for “structural racism” training. As we’ve seen, such efforts typically devolve to accusing physicians of being racist and supporting policies that discriminate on the basis of skin color.
The academy works directly with states to implement policies, which means it’s in a prime position to push identity politics onto states like Virginia. Fortunately, Attorney General Miyares wants nothing to do with the group:
“It’s disturbing to see the National Academy for State Health Policy, which claims to be nonpartisan, embrace a partisan liberal agenda… States should closely examine NASHP’s rhetoric and activities and not embrace more division and divisiveness, particularly around public health.”
More attorneys general (as well as governors) should join Miyares in calling out this group. Not only that, they should block the discriminatory and divisive healthcare policies that the National Academy for State Health Policy and other groups are supporting in their states. Elected officials should be fighting to keep healthcare fair and patient-focused – and Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares shows the way.
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