Thu Feb 16, 2023 AT 11:07 AM EST
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is going after healthcare institutions for refusing to treat patients who were not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Earlier this week, Paul introduced legislation preventing healthcare facilities that denied unvaccinated people treatment, including organ transplants, from receiving taxpayer dollars.
Under the “COVID-19 Vaccination Non-Discrimination Act,” patients will also be protected to make decisions about their health without being penalized.
“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 Fox News Digital.
“The COVID-19 Vaccination Non-Discrimination Act 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.” Read Full Story