Hidden Deep Within ObamaCare, Racial Preferences

This week ends the final push to jam a health care bill down our collective throats, something few Americans want. Nancy Pelosi’s leading the charge, and we’ll soon know if she can deliver the votes or not. One thing is clear -- Obama’s plan is 1,018 pages long, and inside any government document that massive is room for all sorts of bad things to live and breed. Yet the president and the leaders of his party seem to think Americans reject the health care bill because, well, they’re just too dumb to understand what’s in the plan.

The problem isn’t us. It’s the bill, stupid.

Obama’s given more than fifty speeches about health care “reform,” the mainstream media has acted largely as his public relations machine, and Democrat Party leaders have had more than a year to explain why the Obama plan is the best thing since sliced bread. Yet still, Americans aren’t buying it. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, more than 81 percent of voters believe that, if passed, the bill would cost far more than Obama claims.

And, as we all know, the devil is always in the details. And on page 879 is one detail that few know about.

A friend of mine, Allan Favish, has discovered the bill includes race preferences.

In an article written for the American Thinker, Favish says the bill specifies that the secretary of Health and Human Services, “in awarding grants or contracts under this section ... shall give preferences to entities that have a demonstrated record of ... training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

The bill doesn’t say what would qualify as a “demonstrated record,” so if ObamaCare passes you can expect that medical schools and other training institutions will do whatever they can to get away with training as many people as possible from so-called “disadvantaged backgrounds.”

By the way, if you’re poor and white, or Asian, or Jewish, don’t expect any advantage under this plan. The word “underrepresented” is inserted into the bill’s language to make it clear the preferences are aimed at giving a leg up to black and Hispanic students. According to the soft bigotry of the left, “underrepresented” is always meant to be read as “black” and “Latino.”