LGBT Protections In Affordable Care Act Section 1557

On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) issued a historic new rule that codifies nationwide nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in health facilities, programs, and activities receiving federal funding. This rule confirms that Affordable Care Act Section 1557 prohibits discrimination against LGBT people in health insurance coverage and health care. Key provisions of the final rule that relate specifically to LGBT people include: Interpreting Section 1557’s sex nondiscrimination protections to include explicit protections for transgender individuals on the basis of gender identity Interpreting Section 1557’s sex nondiscrimination protections to include explicit protections for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals on the basis of sex stereotypes No new religious exemption These protections are critical because, despite advances in public acceptance of LGBT issues over the past decade, LGBT people and their families continue to encounter discrimination when seeking health coverage and care. As then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius noted in 2012: LGBT Americans face numerous barriers to health — from providers who just don’t understand their unique health needs, to difficulty getting health insurance because they can’t get coverage through a partner or a spouse. And unfortunately way too many LGBT individual...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Costs and Spending Equity and Disparities Following the ACA Insurance and Coverage Medicaid and CHIP Public Health Quality HHS OCR LGBT issues section 1557 transgender rights Source Type: blogs

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Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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