Monday, July 20, 2009

Health Care Legislation: Not Just Two Genders, Anymore

“Gender identity” is routinely used by homosexual groups to define differences in sexual orientation, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and, in some cases, “questioning.”

UPDATE 8/3/09: HHS Secretary Sebelius Says She Has ‘No Idea’ What ‘Measurement of Gender’ Means

-- From "Health Care Bill Directs HHS Secretary to Develop 'Standards for Measuring Gender'-- As Opposed to 'Male' and 'Female'" by Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer 7/20/09

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s health care legislation will give the Health and Human Services secretary the authority to develop “standards of measuring gender” -- as opposed to using the traditional "male" and "female" categories -- in a database of all who apply or participate in government-run or government-supported health care plans.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is required by the proposed law -- The Affordable Health Choices Act,which was voted out of committee on July 15 -- to create a database within one year of the law’s enactment that will include detailed information about those who sign up for government-run or supported health care programs, including their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language and disabilities.

The proposed law states that the database can use the Office of Management and Budget “standards for race and ethnicity measures.”

But for the collection of “gender” data, instead of using the categories “male” and “female," the legislation calls for “developing standards for the measurement of gender.”

The language is found on page 410 and 411 of the 615 document under SEC. 332: Understanding Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis. [.PDF]

The legislation says that the purpose of the database is to “detect and monitor trends in health disparities” at “federal and state levels.”

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