Blog | Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He's not done yet.


Before leaving office, President Bush is trying to push through one last health-related policy change. The proposed rule would prohibit federally funded institutions from discriminating against health care providers who have religious and moral objections to certain procedures/activities (i.e., abortion, emergency contraception). The idea's raised a storm of protest from health experts, including the AMA, AHA and pharmacists' groups, and President-elect Obama has already promised to reverse it when he takes office. Which makes you wonder, especially given the disagreement over this within the administration, why bother?

If you want to put your two cents in, here's an email address for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.