State of Florida et al. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al.

Docket No.
8:24-cv-01080
District Court
Florida Middle

Goal

  • Declaration that certain conduct may not be required under Section 1557 or Title IX
  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

Why this Matters 

The plaintiffs allege that enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination protections related to providing gender-affirming care or coverage for such care violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Spending Clause, the First Amendment, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Affordable Care Act protects against discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. People who fall in those categories have historically faced various difficulties accessing health care services and have faced worse health outcomes.

Potential Impact 

Eroding the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination protections would exacerbate the challenges faced by marginalized groups, especially LGBTQI+ people, in accessing needed services and care and further widen health gaps.

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