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Philanthropy California Opposes Proposed Changes to Healthcare Rights

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 13, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which would substantially limit federal protections against gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in healthcare. In addition, this proposed rule would weaken protections that provide access to language services for patients with limited English proficiency. Under this rule, healthcare providers could legally discriminate against and deny care to patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) and limit accessibility to care for immigrant patients without fear of repercussion.

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