Why public comment on proposed rules are so important

Sec. 1557 – Comments due on or before Oct. 3

The Department is also proposing to revise its interpretation regarding whether Medicare Part B constitutes Federal financial assistance for purposes of civil rights enforcement and to revise nondiscrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) governing Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); health insurance issuers and their officials, employees, agents, and representatives; States and the Exchanges carrying out Exchange requirements; agents, brokers, or web-brokers that assist with or facilitate enrollment of qualified individuals, qualified employers, or qualified employees; issuers providing essential health benefits; and qualified health plan issuers.


Part One of Discussion: https://youtu.be/JcOoMArH2vc

FACTSHEET: https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/summary/index.html