Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a new bill that seeks to punish hospitals that refuse to treat patients who are unvaccinated.
Paul’s legislation would see federal funding stopped for healthcare facilities that choose to deny treatment to people who have chosen not to take Covid vaccines.
In a statement, Paul said a large number of medical facilities are discriminating against unvaccinated Americans.
“No American should be denied access to critical care based on a personal medical decision, yet tragically, many hospitals and other medical facilities continue to discriminate against those unvaccinated for COVID-19,” Paul said.
To tackle the issue, Sen. Paul has introduced his bill titled “The COVID-19 Vaccination Non-Discrimination Act.”
The legislation “will protect the rights of vulnerable patients to make their own health care choices and ensure that federal taxpayer dollars do not support facilities that turn away patients based on their COVID-19 vaccination status,” the senator said.
Paul points to a recent case where a 14-year-old girl was refused a kidney transplant by Duke University Hospital because her parents had chosen not to have her vaccinated.
The girl had already had a Covid infection and had developed natural immunity.
However, the hospital still refused to give her the critical care she needed.
Numerous hospitals across America are following the same “no jab, no transplant” policy.
Colorado’s UCHealth denied a woman who was in stage five renal failure a kidney transplant because she refused to take the jab.
A hospital in Cleveland also refused to provide a 9-year-old boy with a life-saving kidney transplant because his father hadn’t taken the vaccine.
A six-month-old baby boy in Tennessee with a heart defect was also initially denied a transplant because the parents refused to get him vaccinated.
Medical ethics experts charged that the doctor involved was playing “Covid politics.”
A man in Boston was also denied a heart transplant because he was unjabbed.
There are also similar shocking cases of children being denied critical transplants in the UK and multiple European countries purely because the parents had not had them vaccinated.
Senator Paul, a medical doctor himself, further notes “There is no place in the medical profession for discrimination.
“The Hippocratic Oath demands that doctors care for their patients without prejudice and abstain from any intentional wrong-doing or harm.
“This bill will enshrine that basic principle in law.”
Representative Dan Bishop, who has introduced a companion bill in the House, also noted “There’s no reason that medical facilities should deny care to people based on their COVID-19 vaccination status, and there’s certainly no reason for institutions that do so to receive any federal funding.”
Without intervention such as Paul’s legislation, Americans could find themselves down the road where countries like New Zealand have ended up.
As Slay News has reported, “authorities” threaten to take children away from parents who refuse to give them Covid shots.
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