Language About Sex Discrimination Has Disappeared From Government Websites Concerning Obamacare

Anticipating that HHS will soon reveal its new policy in regards to Section 1557—perhaps by the end of this month—advocacy groups have been working to predict what sort of changes the country can expect. For some, like the National Women’s Law Center, this has meant scrutinizing HHS’s website—particularly the site of the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)—for changes that might serve as harbingers for coming policy changes or subterranean shifts in priority. It was the NWLC that first noticed the changes to the OCR’s language about sex discrimination—and then brought its findings to the non-profit Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project, which works to document changes to government websites.