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ObamaCare’s Affirmative Action Attack on Medicine

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 8, 2012 @ 9:01 pm In The Point | 11 Comments

The goal of a good medical school should be to

A. Produce good doctors regardless of race

B. Grant special preferences to doctors from minority groups

Affirmative action is bad enough because it means adopting a racist system, but racial preferences promote incompetence because you once begin selecting people based on skin color, qualifications fall out of the picture. And that’s bad news in many fields, but it’s lethal in medicine where the difference between a competent doctor and a doctor who got in because he fit a quota is a live or dead patient.

Under ObamaCare, if a medical or dental school wants to increase its chances of receiving many different kinds of grants and contracts from the federal government, it should “have a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups” or “from underrepresented minorities.” This is because ObamaCare requires the secretary of health and human services to give priority to the entities that have demonstrated such a record in the awarding of these grants and contracts to medical and dental schools and other entities.

With the student loan debacle making some government takeover virtually certain of Obama gets a second term, educational institutions are going to have a laser focus on those grants and contracts, even more so than before. And American medicine will go down the toilet. All the way down.

And no your teeth aren’t safe either.

ObamaCare’s race-based “priorities” extend to dental education as well. Section 5303 of ObamaCare states that the “[s]ecretary may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, a school of dentistry, public or nonprofit private hospital, or a public or private nonprofit entity” for the following purposes:

If Obama gets in again, ten years from now to find a good dentist, you’ll need to take a plane trip.


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