Connecticut healthcare providers push back against proposed new federal healthcare rule

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut health care officials strongly opposed the proposed federal healthcare rule in a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, on Tuesday.

The proposed federal healthcare rule would, according to the joint letter, “institutionalize discrimination in health care, health insurance, and health education” and would “hurt Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ and other health insurance customers by repealing the regulation that, today, bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender stereotyping and sexual orientation.”

The letter also mentions that the proposed rule would roll back longstanding civil rights protections for residents who speak English as a second language.

The letter concludes with an appeal to leave the current regulation in place to protect all patients.

To view the document, click here.

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