Washington, DC — The Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is expected to weaken enforcement of the Health Care Rights Law (section 1557 of the ACA), which bans LGBTQ discrimination in health care and insurance coverage. Protect Our Care chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement in response:

“Donald Trump and Mike Pence have decided to target women and the LGBTQ community in their ongoing war against American health care. They want to make it harder for transgender people, same-sex parents, pregnant women, and other patients to get the medical care they deserve. LGTBQ Americans and women already face difficulty getting the care they need and this hateful rule is another blow to people who are now treated equally under the law. Every American, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, deserves access to quality and affordable health care. It’s high time for the Trump Administration to quit playing cruel political games that harm our communities.”