H. R. 1981, Prohibition of Medicaid Funding for Conversion Therapy Act.

Summary: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit payments under the Medicaid program for conversion therapy, and for other purposes. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 3/28/19.

STATUS: Introduced 3/28/19 byRep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]. 

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • Despite being discredited by the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and many other medical and civil rights organizations, thousands of innocent LGBTQ people
    are subjected so-called “conversion” or “reparative therapy” each year. Conversion “therapy” attempts to “cure” the sexual orientation of members of the LGBTQ community. This practice damages the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of participants and
    is a solution in search of a problem. (Source: DearColleague)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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