June 9, 2010 Leave a comment
One of America’s most prominent human rights organizations said Washington, D.C., scores low in hospitals that follow nondiscrimination policies for gays.
The Human Rights Campaign released their 2010 Healthcare Equality index today. The reports shows that eight of 17 local hospitals do not clearly include a reference to sexual orientation or gender identity in their non-discrimination policies.
The report comes after President Barack Obama’s announcement in April directing his administration to require all hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding to protect the visitation and healthcare decision-making rights of LGBT patients, according to the HRC website. Almost all hospitals in the United States receive Medicare and Medicaid money. Read more of this post