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Trump Administration Continues to Undermine Equal Rights in Health Care

WASHINGTON – Earlier this year, the Trump Administration issued a proposed rule that would roll back enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the Health Care Rights Law. Section 1557 protects patients from discrimination based on race, color, sex, age and disability. Yesterday, August 13, the public comment period on the proposed rule concluded. “The proposed rollback on Section 1557 protections is part of the continued efforts from the…

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health REACH Program

Fact Sheet

REACH – Driving Better Health and Lower Costs Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH program has invested in evidence based programs that close gaps in health outcomes for racial and ethnic groups. REACH funds evidence-based and communitydriven prevention efforts that put a stop to expensive and burdensome conditions. As the…

APIAHF Comment Letter to OCR Section 1557

Letter, Testimony and Comments

APIAHF opposes the proposed changes to Section 1557 in the proposed rule that would limit application of the law to certain covered entities, eliminate protections for LGBTQ+ persons and persons needing reproductive health care, and roll back and eliminate certain language access protections. The NPRM runs counter to the explicit text of Section 1557 and…