Matt Eyles, president and CEO of AHIP, recently issued a statement in response to the finalization of a new rule that seeks to eliminate nondiscrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

“Every single American deserves affordable, quality health care regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. That is the firm commitment of AHIP’s members – which together serve hundreds of millions of Americans. We resolutely disagree with any attempt to remove protections in federal law that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, sex stereotyping, and pregnancy status. We also firmly believe that non-English speakers should have ready access to health information.

Discrimination is wrong – period. Health insurance providers will continue to work with other health care leaders to eliminate barriers that stand between Americans who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community and their better health.”

AHIP and its members are working to increase health care access and options for every American. You can read more about how health insurance providers are working on behalf of hardworking Americans by clicking here.