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United States of Care Statement: Biden Administration Centers Health Equity in Proposed Rule to Strengthen Protections against Discrimination Under Affordable Care Act

Published On July 29, 2022

Washington, D.C. United States of Care CEO and co-founder Natalie Davis issued the following statement following Monday’s publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 1557 Nondiscrimination in Health Care under of the Affordable Care Act:

“At USofCare, a foundational part of our work is to eliminate inequities. We work to build a health care system that leaves no one behind — regardless of who they are, where they live, how much money they make, or what they look like. The Affordable Care Act sought to correct many of the ways that the system has failed people, by establishing protections for people who face inequities just for who they are.

“The Biden Administration’s proposed rule to strengthen these protections is a critical step toward building the equitable health care system that people want and need. USofCare joins allies and advocates in applauding the Administration’s commitment to protecting people’s care — especially at a time when those who have been historically marginalized are facing more and more barriers to getting the care they need. We look forward to engaging with the Administration on these critical issues and responding during the comment period.”

About United States of Care

United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.