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Comments on Trump Administration Proposed Section 1557 Rules: Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities

By Cheryl Fish-Parcham,


The Trump administration’s proposed rules on Section 1557 will harm families with limited-English proficiency, adults and children with disabilities, and people subject to many forms of discrimination. The proposed rules will undermine important civil rights even though the Affordable Care Act worked to clarify that those rights apply in health care. Families USA’s comments urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw this proposed rulemaking.