Tuesday, May 11, 2021

HHS Says Affordable Care Act Bars LGBTQ Discrimination In Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that its Office for Civil Rights will interpret the Affordable Care Act's anti-discrimination provisions as including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It said that this change from Trump Administration rules was made in light of the Supreme Court's recent Bostock decision. HHS also added that in enforcing these provisions, it will comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and applicable court orders.