HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care. The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, will assist some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination and will help provide those populations equal access to health care and health coverage. The proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination, enhances language assistance, protects individuals with disabilities, and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Press Release: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2015pres/09/20150903a.html