Some members of Congress are outraged over the deletion of key findings
from a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) report on racial and
economic disparities in health care. In a letter to DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson,
eight legislators, led by Rep Henry Waxman (D, Calif) demand an explanation.
"Tampering with scientific conclusions is unethical," they write. "Doing
so on an issue of social justice is unacceptable." The legislators also request
a detailed plan of how the DHHS intends to address health care disparities.
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