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Biden Admin Is Pushing Dangerous Woke Transplant Equity Policy

The Biden admin is back at it again pushing Wokeism into our healthcare system. This time, they're pushing for a race-based transplant system.

The Biden administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is yet again demonstrating its commitment to woke policies over the health of Americans with a new proposal that would enforce equity requirements on hospitals conducting kidney transplants. This initiative is not just a misguided attempt at social justice; it is a dangerous pivot toward prioritizing political correctness over medical efficacy and patient needs.

Outlined by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, the proposal was crafted under the guise of combating “racial bias” in transplant wait times and addressing “profiteering and inequity” in the organ transplant industry. This method of coercing hospitals to prioritize patients based on income and potentially race is deeply flawed and fraught with ethical pitfalls.

This latest initiative to push “equity” isn’t just bureaucratic meddling; it’s a dangerous overhaul that prioritizes race and income over urgent medical needs and patient history, potentially degrading the quality of care received by all. It’s emblematic of a broader, disturbing ambition within the current administration to embed divisive social justice ideologies across all corners of American society, from our schools to our hospitals. 

A Race-Based Transplant System Will Hurt Americans, Not Help Them

Under this new system, hospitals would not merely be incentivized to perform well based on the usual health metrics such as patient outcomes and post-transplant success. Instead, they would be scored on a new equity-based point system where a significant portion of their evaluation would depend on the number of low-income patients they serve, weighted disproportionately. Every kidney transplant provided to a patient classified as low-income would be counted as 1.2 transplants instead of one, skewing traditional metrics of medical success in favor of socio-economic characteristics.

This approach risks not only the sanctity of our medical system but also the very ethics that underpin it, replacing the focused lens of individual care with a scattergun strategy of social engineering. It’s a reckless play, where the health of individuals becomes secondary to the fulfillment of a woke agenda, proving yet again that for some, ideological conquest trumps common sense and sound policy.

Critics have rightly pointed out the impracticality and potential ineffectiveness of such measures. The real risk here is that hospitals might either default to making decisions based on race explicitly or fail to meet these engineered outcomes entirely. Either scenario does not bode well for the future of healthcare or for the trust required between patients and medical providers.

As our nation grapples with real health disparities, it’s crucial that solutions are grounded in practical and ethical standards that prioritize patient well-being over political gains. Unfortunately, this proposal is more concerned with signaling virtue than securing viable, equitable health outcomes for all Americans.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.