Tag Archives: section 1557

Plaintiffs Say ACA Equity Rules Illegally Require Abortion, Gender Transition Services

A new lawsuit alleges that regulations implementing ACA nondiscrimination provisions force the plaintiff professionals and facilities to provide gender transition services against their medical judgment and religious beliefs. It also asserts that the regulations require abortion coverage.

August 24, 2016

HHS Must Improve Language Access To Make Meaningful Access A Reality

Multilingual assisters can be a lifeline for those facing critical barriers to accessing health coverage and services. HHS should use the time preceding the next open enrollment period to vigorously tackle language barriers and to deliver on the ACA’s promise of truly embracing all communities.

July 22, 2016

LGBT Protections In Affordable Care Act Section 1557

The HHS Office for Civil Rights recently issued a historic rule that codifies nationwide nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in health facilities, programs, and activities receiving federal funding. These protections are critical because, despite advances in public acceptance of LGBT...

June 6, 2016

Implementing Health Reform: Antidiscrimination Litigation Under Section 1557 Of The ACA

As the wave of anti-ACA litigation recedes, a new wave (or perhaps wavelet) of litigation is appearing-- litigation claiming the protection of the ACA rather than challenging it. Judges are exploring the contours of the ACA's section 1557 antidiscrimination provisions.

May 6, 2015