CHA Statement on Proposed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care

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July 25, 2022

Contact: Brian Reardon

Statement by Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States

WASHINGTON, DC – “Today the Administration released a proposal to amend the regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act concerning nondiscrimination in health programs.

“CHA has always called for a health care system that welcomes and provides the same level and quality of care for everyone. We support the principle of nondiscrimination in health care and our members treat all patients with compassion and respect without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category or status.

“We will analyze the proposal to understand its potential effect on both patients and health care providers. Whatever the content or effect of this proposal, we reiterate that every person seeking health care is welcome in a Catholic health care facility and will be treated with dignity and respect.”  

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The Catholic Health Association of the United States is the national leadership organization of the Catholic health ministry, representing the largest nonprofit provider of health care services in the nation.

  • 1 in 7 patients in the U.S. is cared for in a Catholic hospital each day.
  • Catholic health care, which includes more than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, systems, sponsors, and related organizations, serves the full continuum of health care across our nation.

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