More Up is Outside
by Duckman GR
The theme of the original report was that members of minorities "tend to be in poorer health than other Americans" and that "disparities are pervasive in our health care system," contributing to higher rates of disease and disability.
By contrast, the final report has an upbeat tone, beginning, "The overall health of Americans has improved dramatically over the last century."
(ed: my bolds thru out)
So, what, then, are they saying that minorities are not Americans?
While I was reading and rereading that article I just felt like retching. Really. It wasn't just the noxious statements from this miserable hack spewing this crap, [c]ritics, she [Dr. Sally L. Satel, a psychiatrist and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute,] said, have grossly exaggerated the significance of changes in the report, but the spinning. They kept spinning like an out of control dreidel on steroids. Sheesh.
Try this for understatement. The final report acknowledges that "some socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and geographic differences exist." It says, "There is no implication that these differences result in adverse health outcomes or imply moral error or prejudice in any way."
This is the bushite maladministration at work. This is what they do. The report was prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, led by Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy. Administration officials said that she and her researchers had fought hard, at some professional risk, to protect the integrity of the report, but eventually went along with the revisions.
This is why they need to go.
Oh, and here's the report.