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Health Agencies Update
October 27, 2015

Proposed Rules for Improving Health Care Access and Equity

JAMA. 2015;314(16):1683. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13581

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule for implementing section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health care based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability (http://1.usa.gov/1JRfrCz). The proposed rule, which is open for comment until November 9, 2015, includes language prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s gender identity (http://1.usa.gov/1NcOwUh).

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