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Summary: Final Rule Implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Final Rule implementing the prohibition of discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. The Final Rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, will help to advance equity and reduce health disparities by protecting some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination in the health care context. The final rule explains consumers’ rights under the law and provides covered entities important guidance about their obligations.

Section 1557 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities.

Section 1557 builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act). Most notably, Section 1557 is the first Federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all health programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Section 1557 has been in effect since enactment of the ACA in 2010 and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been enforcing the provision since it was enacted.

Coverage of the Rule

The rule covers:

− Any health program or activity, any part of which receives funding from HHS (such as hospitals that accept Medicare or doctors who accept Medicaid);

− Any health program that HHS itself administers;

− Health Insurance Marketplaces and issuers that participate in those Marketplaces.

Attention: If you speak any of the listed below languages – language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you.

Please call:   State Health Insurance Assistance Program Language Line 800-792-8820

New Jersey    Language
 1 Spanish
 2 Chinese
 3 Korean
 4 Portuguese
 5 Gujarati
 6 Polish
 7 Italian
 8 Arabic
 9 Tagalog
10 Russian
11 French Creole
12 Hindi
13 Vietnamese
14 French
15 Urdu

 

  1. ATENCIÓN:  si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al 1-800-792-8820
  2. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-800-792-8820
  3. 주의:  한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-800-792-8820 번으로 전화해 주십시오.
  4. ATENÇÃO:  Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis.  Ligue para 1-800-792-8820
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  7. ATTENZIONE:  In caso la lingua parlata sia l'italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti.  Chiamare il numero 1-800-792-8820
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