Comment on proposed rule to strengthen non-discrimination protections in health programs

Sep 22, 2022

people in a row, standing or in a wheelchair

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  is encouraging its members to comment on an important proposed rule to strengthen nondiscrimination protections in health programs through Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. NASW will be submitting comments and encourages social workers to do so as well.

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and partner organizations have created comment portals (listed below) for individuals to submit comments regarding specific populations, as well as social media toolkits for organizations to promote them. The deadline to submit comments is Monday, October 3, 2022.

Comment Portals

Social Media Toolkits

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