Affordable Care Act

Fenway Health Urges Senate To Preserve Health Equity Measures And Coverage Expansions Of ACA

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Last week, the US House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If this bill becomes law, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their health insurance, and tens of millions more risk ineligibility for future health insurance coverage because of treatment for preexisting health conditions such as diabetes, depression, and cancer. Every American would be impacted by this bill, which would permit private employers to offer health insurance plans with lifetime caps on the cost of coverage, which severely impact individuals receiving treatment for diseases such 
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Trump Administration Signals Plans To Reverse Section 1557 Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In Health Care

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, Trans | One Comment
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Trump Administration signaled that it plans to reverse the Affordable Care Act Section 1557 regulation banning discrimination in health care on the basis of gender identity. After the Section 1557 rule was implemented under President Obama, a group of five states and religiously affiliated health care organizations filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), specifically challenging the provisions of the Section 1557 rule that interpreted sex discrimination to include discrimination based on gender identity and termination of pregnancy. As a result, a federal judge granted a temporary nationwide injunction which 
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Policy brief outlines major impact new health nondiscrimination regulation will have on healthcare providers and insurers, and transgender patients

By | Health Policy, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
Today, The Fenway Institute released What the new Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination rule means for providers and LGBT patients, a policy brief outlining the significant impact a new rule of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is expected to have on the ability of transgender people to access health care. Implementation of the new Section 1557 rule, issued by OCR in May 2016, began on July 18. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care facilities and programs receiving federal funding. The new rule also explicitly protects people who 
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Fenway Health commends Supreme Court for upholding federally-run insurance exchanges

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Fenway Health commends the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling 6-3 in favor of federally-run insurance marketplaces. Because of a legal challenge to the federally-run insurance exchanges, some 6.5 million newly-insured Americans were at risk of losing their health insurance. Altogether 16.4 million Americans are newly insured through private insurance or Medicaid since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014. “The Affordable Care Act has led to the largest expansion of health insurance coverage since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965,” said Stephen Boswell, MD, FACP, President & CEO of Fenway Health. “Because they were less 
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Fenway and CAP Sponsor Pre-Conference Institute on LGBT Health at Creating Change Conference Featuring White House, HHS & VA Officials

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Officials from The White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will join leaders from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) organizations for a day-long institute on LGBT health and the Affordable Care Act on January 30, 2014, in advance of Creating Change 2014. The world’s largest LGBT activist conference, organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, will take place in Houston.  Organized by The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress, the pre-conference institute will cover topics including: How we can ensure culturally competent health care for LGBT people 
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