Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

October 17, 2017
Leadership Council of Aging Organizations – Section 1557 Letter of Support
By: Diverse Elders

LCAO letter, signed by 30 member organizations, encouraging the Department of Health and Human Services to fully carry out the final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and expressing opposition to any effort to reopen it or roll back its patient and consumer protections. Section 1557 and its rule are critically important to protecting older Americans not only from age discrimination but also from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, limited English proficiency, disability, or sex, including discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sex stereotypes.

Our Member Organizations

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.
SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center