Health Reform institutionalizes racial preferences/quotas??

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It's in the bill..page 1936:

‘‘(d) PREFERENCE.—In awarding grants or contracts
under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following:
‘‘(1) Training the greatest percentage, or sig- nificantly improving the percentage, of health care
professionals who provide primary care.
‘‘(2) Training individuals who are from under-represented minority groups or disadvantaged back- grounds."

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Hicks_File/Obamacare_Surprise:_Racial_Preferences/3263/

Will this give Medical Schools more of an incentive to increase quotas they may have for URM students?
 

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It's in the bill..page 1936:

‘‘(d) PREFERENCE.—In awarding grants or contracts
under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following:
‘‘(1) Training the greatest percentage, or sig- nificantly improving the percentage, of health care
professionals who provide primary care.
‘‘(2) Training individuals who are from under-represented minority groups or disadvantaged back- grounds."

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Hicks_File/Obamacare_Surprise:_Racial_Preferences/3263/

Will this give Medical Schools more of an incentive to increase quotas they may have for URM students?
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Oh the bill also institutionalizes DEATH PANELS, RUN GRANNY RUN...:scared::scared::scared:
 

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I fail to see what's trollish about the post, unless of course it isn't really in the bill and just inflamatory fiction. Maybe someone should simply look to see if it's in the bill. Not me though. :D
 

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The text in question was lifted from the House bill, and here it is in its entirety:

(c) CAPACITY BUILDING IN PRIMARY CARE.—
(1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall make grants to or enter into contracts with eligible entities to establish, maintain, or improve —

(A) academic administrative units (including departments, divisions, or other appropriate units) in the specialties of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or geriatrics; or

(B) programs that improve clinical teaching in such specialties.

(2) ELIGIBILITY. — To be eligible for a grant or contract under paragraph (1), an entity shall be an accredited school of medicine or osteopathic medicine.

(d) PREFERENCE. — In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following:

(1) Training the greatest percentage, or significantly improving the percentage, of health care professionals who provide primary care.

(2) Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.

(3) A high rate of placing graduates in practice settings having the principal focus of serving in underserved areas or populations experiencing health disparities (including serving patients eligible for medical assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act or for child health assistance under title XXI of such Act or those with special health care needs).

(4) Supporting teaching programs that address the health care needs of vulnerable populations.
You will note the OP left off (3) and (4). What this amounts to are preferences (not quotas) for handing out training grants to medical schools that would like to beef up their primary care training.
 

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And here is the revised text present in the Senate bill (the one that may actually be passed tomorrow):

(b) CAPACITY BUILDING IN PRIMARY CARE.—
(1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary may make grants to or enter into contracts with accredited schools of medicine or osteopathic medicine to establish, maintain, or improve —

(A) academic units or programs that improve clinical teaching and research in fields defined in subsection (a)(1)(A); or

(B) programs that integrate academic administrative units in fields defined in subsection (a)(1)(A) to enhance interdisciplinary recruitment, training, and faculty development.

(2) PREFERENCE IN MAKING AWARDS UNDER THIS SUBSECTION.—In making awards of grants and contracts under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give preference to any qualified applicant for such an award that agrees to expend the award for the purpose of—

(A) establishing academic units or programs in fields defined in subsection (a)(1)(A); or

(B) substantially expanding such units or programs.

(3) PRIORITIES IN MAKING AWARDS. — In awarding grants or contracts under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give priority to qualified applicants that —

(A) proposes a collaborative project between academic administrative units of primary care;

(B) proposes innovative approaches to clinical teaching using models of primary care, such as the patient centered medical home, team management of chronic disease, and interprofessional integrated models of health care that incorporate transitions in health care settings and integration physical and mental health provision;

(C) have a record of training the greatest percentage of providers, or that have demonstrated significant improvements in the percentage of providers trained, who enter and remain in primary care practice;

(D) have a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or from a rural or disadvantaged background;

(E) provide training in the care of vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, homeless individuals, victims of abuse or trauma, individuals with mental health or substance related disorders, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and individuals with disabilities;

(F) establish formal relationships and submit joint applications with federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, area health education centers, or clinics located in underserved areas or that serve underserved populations;

(G) teach trainees the skills to provide interprofessional, integrated care through collaboration among health professionals;

(H) provide training in enhanced communication with patients, evidence-based practice, chronic disease management, preventive care, health information technology, or other competencies as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry and the National Health Care Workforce Commission established in section 5101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; or

(I) provide training in cultural competency and health literacy.