The Corner

Racial Preferences in Pelosicare

If you do a search for “minority,” “minorities,” “diversity,” and “underrepresented” in the just-passed Pelosicare bill, you’ll find all kinds of stuff, much of it disturbing, such as using the government’s grantmaking authority to pressure medical schools into affirmative-action admissions policies. (The Washington Times had a front-page story on objections by a majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to various racial-preference provisions like this in an earlier version of the health-care bill; Linda Chavez devoted a column to the issue early on; and I had also noted this problem on The Corner.)