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Discrimination in Healthcare

Learn about federal and state laws designed to prohibit discrimination in the provision of healthcare and health insurance.


Healthcare discrimination can cause members of vulnerable groups to receive low-quality healthcare or no care at all. Let’s explore several federal laws that attempt to prevent healthcare discrimination.

I. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act is a general antidiscrimination law that extends to healthcare discrimination. Under Title VI, any program receiving federal financial assistance may not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin.

A. Early...