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Health Care Discrimination

Federal law specifically protects individuals from many forms of discrimination in the provision of health care services. For example, those who qualify for federal health insurance programs such as Medicare or Medicaid may not be the subject of discrimination based on gender, race or national origin. These protections can extend to facilities providing services under government health programs such as extended care facilities and hospitals. They also influence who insurance companies may or may not decide to cover. Use the resources below to learn more about the healthcare services to which everyone is entitled, and the laws that protect against discrimination in the healthcare.
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