‘Biden brings CRT to medicine?’ HHS to offer bonuses to doctors who create ‘anti-racism plans’

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Despite a pandemic, persistent concerns about inflation and empty shelves brought on by a supply chain crisis, the hard-left elements controlling the Biden administration remain fixated on establishing as policy that America is a racist nation — see critical race theory. Then again, such an effort follows the Democratic Party’s well-worn script of first declaring a crisis — in this case, painting America as a racist nation — to then implement radical changes to the system.

Under new Department of Health and Human Services rules, the administration will offer bonuses to doctors who “create and implement an anti-racism plan,” according to The Washington Free Beacon. The move to update Medicare payments reportedly being to “reflect changes in medical practice.”

“Effective Jan. 1, Medicare doctors can boost their reimbursement rates by conducting ‘a clinic-wide review’ of their practice’s ‘commitment to anti-racism,'” the Free Beacon reported. “The plan should cover ‘value statements’ and ‘clinical practice guidelines,’ according to HHS, and define race as ‘a political and social construct, not a physiological one’—a dichotomy many doctors say will discourage genetic testing and worsen racial health disparities.”

Thus, taxpayer dollars are being used as an incentive to buy compliance to the radical left’s race-based doctrine, as the new rules state the “rationale” for the bonus is that “it is important to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups.”

The new bonus scheme “follows a series of steps by the Biden administration to integrate ‘anti-racism’ into government policy: in November, for example, the Department of Homeland Security listed ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ as one of its top two priorities, ahead of ‘cybersecurity,'” the Free Beacon further reported.

It also rewards doctors for “trauma-informed care,” which seeks to “avoid re-traumatizing or triggering past trauma.”

Here’s more from the Free Beacon:

The new rules update Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, a scoring rubric that determines eligible doctors’ reimbursement rates. Congress set up that system in 2015 to reward clinicians for high-quality, cost-effective medical care—and to penalize them for providing unnecessary, costly services.

Doctors had been billing Medicare for services “regardless of how necessary they were,” said Chris Pope, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute who worked on the legislation as a Hill fellow. Sold as a way of controlling costs, the payment reform passed with broad bipartisan support.

“Republicans who voted for [the scoring system] weren’t voting for this,” Pope explained. “The idea that this would be used as a tool of racial policy never came up.”


Social media users are clearly onto the ruse here to push critical race theory as policy… here’s a small sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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