Healthcare

“Put Patients First Act” Would Protect Americans from Health Care Providers’ Personal Religious Beliefs

Cranford, NJ—Today in response to the introduction of the Put Patients First Act by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Atheists: New HHS Policy a Billion Dollar Giveaway to Religious Extremists

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s new policy that would allow anyone receiving Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, and religion. ...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Health Care

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing the Department of Health and Human Services’ Affordable Care Act 1557 proposed rule that would exacerbate discrimination in government-funded health care....

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Stop the Department of Health & Human Services from Creating New Religious Exemptions

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new proposed rule which eliminates protections against healthcare discrimination based on language access, transgender status, and sex stereotyping, as well as for patients who have previously had an abortion....

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Atheists: Proposed HHS Rule Change Will Cost Lives

Washington, DC—Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a proposed change to rules governing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would roll back non-discrimination protections for transgender and gender nonconforming patients, as well as pregnant women and non-English speakers....

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American Atheists Condemns HHS for Putting Religion Ahead of Health Care

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced a new “conscience rule” released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This final rule, which will now go into effect, allows health care providers, including hospitals and pharmacies, to deny treatment on the basis of religious disapproval....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Religious Refusal Law in New Hampshire

Concord, NH—On behalf its members, supporters, and constituents in New Hampshire, American Atheists has submitted testimony in opposition to HB 1787, a bill in the New Hampshire legislature that would endanger the lives of New Hampshire citizens and allow health care providers and institutions to place their own religious beliefs…...

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