UPDATE: THE COMMENT PERIOD IS OVER AS OF 10-5-22.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just issued a proposed rule that will make discrimination in health care and health insurance settings illegal, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This is good news for the LGBTQ+ community!
Why did they need to issue such a rule? Because in addition to putting millions of lives at risk, this type of discrimination directly undermines the mission of the HHS: to ensure the health and well-being of all Americans. Yet many opponents of LGBTQ+ equality continue to encourage discrimination against our community in a health care setting, and they are turning up in large numbers to take a stand against this rule.
We’re joining LGBTQ+ advocates across the country in supporting the proposed ruling by HHS. We need YOU to join us! Submit a comment in favor of the proposed rule or share your story of healthcare discrimination. Do it today, because we only have 60 days to voice our opinion.