Do No Harm chairman Dr. Stanley Goldfarb submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule CMS–1784–P, which seeks to make changes to the way healthcare providers are paid for their services.
“The proposed rule gives our group of experienced medical professionals great concern in several areas,” Dr. Goldfarb wrote in a September 8 letter to CMS. “What should be straightforward updating of various payment policies,” he continued, “has instead become just the latest effort by the Biden administration to use critical government services as a carrier for its alleged ‘health equity’ goals.”
Stated plainly, the proposed rule change would directly incentivize healthcare providers to deliver more services to patients of certain races/ethnicities, sexualities, and religions. Such a system would constitute a clear violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and pushing individual patients to the front of the line based on any factor other than their health status is morally wrong.
Read the full comments below:
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