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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Monday, May 23, 2022

Remedying Stigma-Driven Health Disparities in Sexual Minorities

Valarie Blake (West Virginia University), Remedying Stigma-Driven Health Disparities in Sexual Minorities, 17 Hous. J. Health law & Pol’y (2017):

This paper explores the health harms of stigma in both patient-provider relationships and health insurer arrangements, before turning to legal solutions to combat healthcare discrimination on the basis of sex. It argues that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act is aptly designed to remedy stigma against sexual minorities in healthcare and has already done significant work to that end. This article also discusses the implications of repeal of either the ACA or Section 1557.

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