On April 18, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that will force medical providers to advance a divisive and potentially discriminatory agenda. As explained by Do No Harm:
- CMS wants to collect a wide variety of personal data from patients in order to create more precise categorizations of patients along race, gender, and other demographic lines.
- CMS wants hospitals to report confidential patient information to highlight potential gaps in care between groups of patients. By labeling these differences as disparities, CMS could use this information to reward or punish certain healthcare facilities.
- The proposed rule would distract medical professionals from providing care to patients and instead saddle them with a new mandate focused on politicized and non-medical issues.