Spotlight: Whites need not apply

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany would prohibit federal, state and local governments from prioritizing potentially life-saving drugs based on race and ethnicity, “equity”-based preferential treatment being pushed by the Biden administration and states like New York.

The Medical Equality and Discrimination Stoppage Act, (MEDS Act) would prohibit “the Biden administration, states, U.S. territories, or any other recipient of federal funds from intentionally discriminating against or granting a preference to any person based on race in connection with the distribution of, or access to, medical treatment,” according to a press release from the northern Wisconsin congressman.

Tiffany says he introduced the bill in response to troubling reports that several states are rationing monoclonal antibody treatments, vaccines and other forms of care based on skin color.

The race-based policies prioritize COVID-19 care for “non-whites and Hispanics” through “equity-based’ risk assessments.

“Denying life-saving medical care to Americans based on skin color is wrong, it is illegal, and it is un-American,” Tiffany said.

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