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Attorney General Frosh Joins Lawsuit Opposing Allowing Health Care Discrimination

July 20th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new Trump Administration rule that makes it easier for health care providers and insurance companies to discriminate against certain vulnerable and protected classes of Americans. In a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and the head of HHS’s Office of Civil Rights, Roger Severino, the coalition of attorneys general argues that the new rule emboldens providers and insurers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals, those with limited English proficiency, and women, among others, by stripping express protections for these groups in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  A  provision of the ACA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age by health programs or facilities that receive federal funds, but the Trump Administration is seeking to undermine many of those protections.

One Response to “Attorney General Frosh Joins Lawsuit Opposing Allowing Health Care Discrimination”

  1. July 21, 2020 at 8:49 am, Pat said:

    Well Trump should do what Obama got away with for 8 years by issuing an executive order! That’ll take care of things.

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