Thank you for taking 2 minutes to submit a comment in opposition of religious discrimination in a health care setting.  You are joining us in the fight to protect Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Stories and comments will be posted openly online and may be used in our continuing advocacy for equality.  Together we CAN make a difference.


The new interpretation of the nondiscrimination provision of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act will directly affect the very communities the law is meant to protect including women, people with disabilities, older adults, and LGBTQ individuals.  If the Administration eliminates strong, clear rules prohibiting discrimination under the guise of religious freedom, it will lead to confusion, unequal access, and potential rollbacks of landmark progress in health coverage and care.  LGBTQ people already face high levels of discrimination by health care providers.  If LGBTQ patients aren’t sure their rights are protected, they will not seek care. I oppose the proposal to rollback protections on 1557.