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)