ALERT: Protect The Nondiscrimination Provision Of The Affordable Care Act
Have you been discriminated against in a health care setting because you identify as LGBTQ? Maybe you know someone who has suffered this type of discrimination? Would you be willing to share your story with us? Click on the 2 -5 - 12 minute buttons below and we'll guide you through the process. Together we CAN make a difference.
The Administration is proposing a new interpretation of the nondiscrimination provision in an attempt to roll back protections of the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). This proposal has recently moved to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review.
Based on this administration’s record of promoting policies that allow discriminatory beliefs to dictate patient care, the proposed revision is likely to be a direct attack on the communities the law protects, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, seniors, people whose primary language is not English, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals.
If strong, clear rules prohibiting discrimination are eliminated, it will lead to confusion, unequal access, and potential rollbacks of landmark progress in health coverage and care, particularly for women and LGBTQ patients.