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Doctors file civil rights lawsuit against HHS secretary over ‘anti-racism’ incentives in healthcare industry


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EXCLUSIVE -- A pair of respected doctors, with the support of Do No Harm, filed a civil rights lawsuit against Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-Lasure challenging a rule that allegedly provides financial incentives for doctors who adopt an "anti-racism" plan.  

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Gulfport Division and obtained by Fox News Digital, argues that a new rule released by CMS and HHS which enables higher compensation for doctors who adopt an "anti-racism" plan violates the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Several states have joined the lawsuit, including: Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and Montana.

Mississippi-based Dr. Amber Colville and Kentucky-based Dr. Ralph Alvarado, a Republican State Senator, feel racial discrimination of any kind has no place in medicine, but the plan encourages doctors to consider race as the primary factor in care over individualized medical treatment. :snip:

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