Skip to comments.You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:57:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form.
She initially refused, but they insisted that it was required or she could not see the doctor. The form does indicate that it is mandatory under Section 4302 of Obamacare.
Section 4302 is explained by HHS as follows:
Overview of Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions aimed at eliminating health disparities in America. Section 4302 (Understanding health disparities: data collection and analysis) of the ACA focuses on the standardization, collection, analysis, and reporting of health disparities data. While data alone will not reduce disparities, it can be foundational to our efforts to understand the causes, design effective responses, and evaluate our progress.
Section 4302 requires the Secretary of DHHS to establish data collection standards for race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. The law requires that, once established, these data collection standards be used, to the extent practicable, in all national population health surveys. In response to this statutory requirement, this implementation guidance outlines the new minimum data collection standards for race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status for implementation in HHS, along with a description of the data standards development process, the rationale for each data standard, and instructions for their implementation.
You cannot Just Say No.
Better yet, simply lie.
Check “Other”. If they ask, say “Kenyan”.
If you can “identify” as any gender you like, I don’t see why you can’t “identify” as any race too.
"Disparities" is another word for inequality. Which means the inequality will have to be fixed by making sure those who are on the wrong side of the inequity get treated while those on the right side don't get treated. See how fair that will work out?
The “race” portion is hilarious.
It confuses race with nationality and ethnicity. There is no genetic basis for the compartments.
It’s a political screed manufactured by deranged zealots, nothing more.
If the Stupid Party wanted to make an issue of it they could probably pick up 5 Congressional seats off of this alone.
But they won’t. That’s why they’re called the Stupid Party...
Lots of whacky stuff there. “La Raza” is a ethnicity? And what’s with all the “races” - looks like a list of members of the UN.
Makes me Feel Right At Home.
Did someone say USSR?
I’m usually feeling very black inside when asked such things.
Noticed that right away. Category must have been compiled by people who are functionally illiterate.
Some strange categories. Spanish Basque is a separate ethnicity, but French Basque is not? There are separate choices for “Guamanian” and “Guamanian or Chamorro.” “Spaniard” is a category, but Portuguese is not, and there is no listing for Brazilian (although most of the Spanish-sepaking Latin American countries get a separate listing). Yapese rates a separate listing (with a few thousand people) but Polish does not?
I can’t recall the exact case names, but there were 2 Supreme Court rulings that, taken together, established that a person’s “race” is whatever they choose it to be.
I use that to justify my claim that my race is Elven :)
“Carolinian” gets to be a race, but not “Texan”?
I’m entering..Not of This World!
I’m not white and who uses color as an ethnicity anymore? I see black on the list but I’m personally afraid to use the term and instead use African-American even though the only two truly African-Americans I’ve ever known were more pale skinned than me. I also prefer not to use Caucasion as my people weren’t from the Caucasus region. I’m definitely Anglo-Saxon but it isn’t on the list. That’s discrimination and I’m offended so I may have to sue someone.
come to think of it...La Raza’s inclusion as a race.....may be a hint that this document is a very clever fake...