Nondiscrimination In Health Programs And Activities: Comments Sought On Proposed Rule
HHS has issued a proposed rule to advance health equity and reduce disparities in healthcare. The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, will assist some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination, and will help provide those populations equal access to healthcare and health coverage. It harmonizes protections provided by existing, well-established federal civil rights
laws, and clarifies the standards HHS would apply in implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which provides that individuals cannot be subject to discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Comments accepted through November 9, 2015.