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Lambda Legal: Proposed New ACA Rule Critical First Step to Restore Protections for LGBTQ+ People

Lambda Legal today commended the Biden administration for proposing a new regulation that will protect LGBTQ+ people under the Affordable Care Act. The new proposed rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), restores important protections for LGBTQ+ people under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the health care nondiscrimination law.
“Healthcare is a fundamental human right. Today’s announcement marks a pivotal moment in restoring regulatory nondiscrimination protections for those who need them most and ensuring the furthest reach possible of the Affordable Care Act’s health care nondiscrimination law,” said Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Counsel and Health Care Strategist for Lambda Legal.