Health Advocate: Nondiscrimination and the ACA

Health Advocate: Nondiscrimination and the ACA

Executive Summary

In this month’s Health Advocate, NHeLP provides an overview of the proposed regulation implementing Section 1557 of the ACA. Section 1557 updates nondiscrimination provisions to include prohibiting sex, gender identity, and sex stereotyping discrimination, as well as clarifying standards regarding discrimination based on language, disability, and other protected groups. The first week in September 2015, HHS released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to clarify and implement Section 1557 of the ACA.

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