Another win: Federal Government bans anti-trans discrimination in health care and insurance coverage
Harrisburg —Earlier this month, Pennsylvania became the 17th state to ban discrimination against gender identity in health insurance practices. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took an important step forward by issuing Affordable Care Act regulations banning antitrans discrimination in health care and insurance coverage. By issuing the Section 1557 of the ACA final rule, HHS is advancing health equity and reducing healthcare disparities for a number of minority communities. Under the rule, individuals are “protected from discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping.” Continue reading.