The Trump administration has proposed a rollback of the Health Care Rights Law of the Affordable Care Act. The Health Care Rights Law protects patients from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in health care, and is the first broad prohibition of sex discrimination in health care federal law.

The proposed rule erodes civil rights protections and, as a result, opens the door to discrimination while dramatically increasing barriers and cost to accessing care for people needing reproductive health care, LGBTQ people, people with limited English proficiency, and people with disabilities and/or chronic conditions—especially those who hold multiple of these identities. This proposal is an attack on all of us and our rights.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking the public to weigh in on this harmful erosion of the Law. We need you to submit a public comment to protect the Health Care Rights Law by 11:59 PM ET on August 13.

Click “Read more” below for suggested text for your public comment, which you can copy and paste into the comment box. Making your message personal, by adding your own thoughts or a story, will have the most impact. If you are a health care provider, please mention your role and concern for your patients in your comments.

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