The following statement is attributable to:
Susan R. Bailey, MD
AMA President

“The Biden administration did the right thing by terminating a short-lived effort to allow discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation when seeking health care. As we said in our letter (PDF) to the previous administration, the interpretation was contrary to the intent and the plain language of the law. It's unfortunate that such an obvious step had to be taken; the AMA welcomes this common-sense understanding of the law.

“This move is a victory for health equity and ends a dismal chapter in which a federal agency sought to remove civil rights protections.”

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