June 15, 2020 IN: Health, National, Press Room
SEARAC Denounces Trump Administration Rule Erasing Civil Rights Protections under the Affordable Care Act
Weakening health care access during a global pandemic is heartless
Washington, DC – On Friday, the Trump Administration finalized a proposal to roll back the Health Care Rights Law (also known as section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act), which protects patients from health care discrimination based on a number of categories, including race, gender, ethnic identity, disability, and limited English proficiency. This move largely impacts people of color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals during a global pandemic when access to quality health care can determine life or death.