Section 1557

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act provides important protections against discrimination in health care programs and activities based on race, color, immigration status, language proficiency, sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, age, or disability.

The Biden Administration is currently considering changes that would strengthen Sec. 1557 protections. The National Health Law Program will publish additional resources and provide opportunities for public comment when the proposed rule change is released.

1557 Resources and Analysis