AHA Statement on HHS Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Rick Pollack
President and CEO 
American Hospital Association

May 10, 2021


The AHA strongly supports the administration’s ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. All patients deserve access to care and to be treated with dignity and respect throughout the health delivery system. Patients should also never feel discouraged from seeking medical treatment due to fear of discrimination. We are pleased to see these important protections restored.




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

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