Non-Discrimination & the Affordable Care Act
Join LGBTQ+ Lawyers LA on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. for the next installment of our popular "LGBTQ+ SCOTUS" series of educational, timely, and interesting CLEs. This panel will discuss litigation concerning protections against transgender people in health care and the first major test of the scope of last term’s landmark ruling finding federal law protects LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. This activity is approved for 1.0 hours of general MCLE credit for California Attorneys.
Students & 1st-year attorneys: Membership is free
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act contains a robust section prohibiting discrimination in health care on the basis of race, sex, age, and disability. In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a rule that defined the ACA's non-discrimination protection against discrimination because of “sex” to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. Then, in June of this year, the Trump Administration issued a revised rule that eliminated these protections, attempting to define away protections for LGBTQ+ people. Days later, the Supreme Court ruled in Bostock that sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Within weeks, LGBTQ+ advocates and Attorneys General filed five lawsuits around the country, challenging the Trump Administration rule. Two of these cases, Walker v. HHS and Whitman-Walker v. Azar, have resulted in preliminary injunctions against the sex discrimination portion of the rule. This panel will discuss the impact of the preliminary injunctions, the litigation landscape, and the role of LGBTQ+ advocates in challenging the Trump Administration's attempt to redefine non-discrimination in health care. These cases present the first major test of the scope of sex discrimination after Supreme Court’s decision last term in Bostock.
Bamby Salcedo (She/Her)
Bamby is a national and international transgender Latina Woman who received her Master’s Degree in Latin@ Studies from California State California Los Angeles. Bamby is the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latin@s in the US. Bamby developed the Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness, a multipurpose, multiservice space for Trans people in Los Angeles.
Milo Inglehart (He/Him)
Milo Inglehart is a 2019-2020 Redstone Fellow at TLC. His fellowship aims to improve access to health care for trans and gender nonconforming people through a mix of direct legal services and litigation support, and he dreams of a world where holistic, affirming health services are accessible to everyone. While in law school, Milo worked with the Prisoner Justice Project at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project, the Prisoner Legal Assistance Project and Health Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, and in the Pennsylvania Federal Community Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit.
Alejandra Caraballo (she / her / hers)
Alejandra is a staff attorney at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. Alejandra currently serves as the Secretary of the LGBTQ Rights Committee of the New York Bar Association and as a Board Member of the Translatina Network. Alejandra was appointed as the first openly trans community board member in Brooklyn and currently serves as the Housing Committee Chair. Alejandra received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she externed in the Helping Elders through Litigation and Policy (HELP) clinic and the Safe Harbor Asylum Law clinic. Alejandra received her B.A. in Government and World Affairs with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Tampa.
Abbi Coursolle (She/Her)
Abigail (Abbi) Coursolle is a Senior Attorney in the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles offices. Abbi provides technical assistance, advocate training, and litigation support on a range of issues, with a special focus on access to care Medicaid managed care, prescription drug access, behavioral health access, LGBTQ health equity, and children’s health issues.
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