On August 13, 2019 the Center for Medicare Advocacy submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities. The Center expressed strong opposition to the NPRM provisions that seek to eliminate and limit the Health Care Rights Law’s protections for individuals who are limited English proficient, LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities and chronic conditions, and persons needing reproductive health services, as well as individuals whose identities intersect multiple protected classes. We outlined how the proposed rule would increase health disparities and create dangerous barriers to care.
The Center also joined with other advocacy groups and has signed on to several letters expressing our grave concerns about the proposed rule.
Read the Center’s full comments at https://www.medicareadvocacy.org/cma-comments-on-non-discrimination/