‘Radical Progressive Ideology’ Is ‘Poisoning’ America’s Healthcare, Top Expert Warns: ‘It Is Quite Dangerous’

A leading expert is warning that “radical progressive ideology” has become a “dangerous” influence in America’s healthcare.

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is the chairman of the healthcare protection group Do No Harm.

Dr. Goldfarb believes Marxism-based diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the healthcare industry “poisons the American experience.”

He warns that DEI has led to everyone being treated differently based on appearance.

“DEI in healthcare turns out to be a real problem. It is quite dangerous,” Goldfarb said.

In 2022, Goldfarb started Do No Harm.

The nonprofit organization is dedicated to fighting back against “radical progressive ideology” in the healthcare industry.

Goldfarb feels that when DEI considers people based on their group characteristics, it is essentially identity politics, which doesn’t belong in the medical world.

“If a patient comes into the office, and we see a patient… DEI is telling us we need to think about that patient, not as an individual, not as a human being with their own problems, but rather as, for example, a black person who happens to have this illness,” Goldfarb continued.

“It really calls for us treating that person differently because of these racial characteristics, as opposed to treating them as an individual based on what their individual problems really are.”

Goldfarb hopes to raise awareness about what’s happening on medical school campuses and in doctor’s offices across the country.

“The real problem that minority groups have is that their health outcomes are poor compared to white people,” he said.

“And all of us in medicine are concerned about that.

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“DEI says that the reason for this is because white physicians, particularly male white physicians, are treating patients poorly because they’re black, as opposed to really trying to understand the basis for why these health care disparities exist, which turns out to be because people do not avail themselves of adequate health care,” Goldfarb continued.

“They don’t come in with their early symptoms, they wait until it’s late in the course of disease and their outcomes are much worse.

“And this is true over and over again for a whole variety of illnesses.”

Goldfarb said DEI in healthcare not only compromises care but also creates divisiveness.

“Once you have divisiveness, patients start to lose trust in their physicians,” he said.

“If they’re told that their physicians have been discriminating against them, then they’re obviously not going to trust them.

“They’re not going to follow their recommendations, and their outcomes are even going to be worse.

“So, it undermines the quality of health care and it also, sort of, poisons the American experience, which ought to be treating everybody the same, unrelated to the way they look.”

Goldfarb is also alarmed that DEI is impacting how people are recruited into medicine and promotions of faculty at medical schools.

“There’s a great desire to create this increasingly diverse physician workforce,” he explains.

“Now, I have nothing against diversity. Diversity is fine as long as you don’t sacrifice quality in the name of diversity.

“And unfortunately, that’s what goes on in medical school applications.”

Goldfarb said there are roughly 22,000 openings in medical schools each year.

However, there are approximately 44,000 applicants are vying for those spots.

“So, if someone gets picked because of their skin color, someone else who is academically more qualified may not get picked simply because the other person has the, so-called, right skin color,” Goldfarb said.

“And this is obviously a problem because if this goes on year after year after year, there’s going to be more and more less-qualified people that are entering health care and people that are more qualified are going to not have that opportunity.”

Do No Harm is determined to force change.

Goldfarb testified last week at a House Committee on Education & the Workforce hearing titled, “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.”

“We want to see change,” Goldfarb said.

“And that particular change I want to see is that the admissions policy in medical school focuses on people of the highest quality academic achievement.

“To have the public get the best out of American health care.

“They need the best clinicians.

“And the only way that’s going to happen is we don’t sacrifice merit on the basis of diversity.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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