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Endocrine Society Comments on Section 1557 of ACA

September 29, 2022

Dear Secretary Becerra:

"The Endocrine Society appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Many of our 18,000 members are recognized for their expertise in transgender research and medicine, and we advocate to improve and protect access to care for transgender patients. As such, we are pleased that this proposed rule reverses the Section 1557 regulations implemented in 2020, which will clarify the protections for transgender patients and increase their access to the full spectrum of medical care, including gender affirming care, without fear of discrimination."

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