Statement on HHS Proposal to Revise Non-Discrimination Provision Under the Affordable Care Act

Rick Pollack
President and CEO 
American Hospital Association
May 24, 2019

Hospitals and health systems value all individuals they have the opportunity to serve, and oppose discrimination against patients based on characteristics such as race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We have serious concerns that this proposal could weaken important non-discrimination protections, and will be evaluating its impact on the health delivery system. While we are carefully reviewing the proposed rule, our core value of providing service to all will continue to guide our care for patients and our commitment to treat all with dignity and respect.

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Contact:

Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351, mjohnson@aha.org
Sean Barry, (202) 626-2306, sbarry@aha.org

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