HHS Asst. Secretary Predicts Legal Battle Over Gender-Affirming Care

By Bridget Early / July 26, 2022 at 6:48 PM
HHS expects a legal fight over gender-affirming care coverage between states and the federal government once its newly proposed rule re-upping the nondiscrimination requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is finalized, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine told Inside Health Policy Tuesday (July 26). In the proposed rule, HHS expressly doubles down on its protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, including for gender-affirming care. The proposed rule comes as...

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