Policy Matters Update From PFLAG National: On June 14th the current administration published a proposed rule to roll back existing non-discrimination protections now included in the Health Care Rights Law of the Affordable Care Act. The proposed rule by HHS seeks to revoke existing protections for LGBTQ+ people and other communities currently protected by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations.


Take action before August 13th and let the current administration know that the proposed rule is unacceptable.

  1. Visit ProtectTransHealth.org
  2. Follow the simple instructions there: begin with your personal story
  3. Reach dsanchez@pflag.org if you want help

“This rule would severely threaten transgender people’s access to all forms of health care, undermine access to care for women and other people with reproductive health needs, make it harder for people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) to access health care, and Curtail nondiscrimination protections for everyone by attempting to severely limit their scope, people’s access to information about their rights, and ability to enforce them.

As part of this rollback, the administration has opened a mandated 60 day period for comments on the proposed rule. This comment period closes on August 13, 2019. The administration is required to respond to the comments it received and may not implement this new rule until 60 days after the comment period has closed. At this time anti-discrimination protections under the Health Care Rights Law are still the law of the land.”

Visit ProtectTransHealth.org to share your story and let the current administration know that the new proposal is unacceptable and will make it more difficult for LGBTQ people to access life-saving care.


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