- The Washington Times - Friday, August 21, 2009


Your article “Panel sees race bias in health care bill” (Page 1, Aug. 11) airs important issues in the debate about provisions of H.R. 3200, and it describes certain aspects of the bill that most concern a majority of the commissioners on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. I wish to clarify, however, that commission members strongly favor increasing the number and quality of medical care providers to underserved areas regardless of race.

The commission is committed to upholding our constitutional guarantees of equality before the law and, to this end, encourages constitutionally sound policies that increase the quality of medical care for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity.


Staff director

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide