Feds Can't Enforce Discrimination Rules, UPMC Hospitals Say

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center asked the D.C. Circuit on Friday to stop the federal government from trying to impose race or gender affirmative action rules on direct health care providers, saying officials responsible for administering health benefits to federal employees lack the authority.

The Office of Personnel Management, which is responsible for managing contracts providing health benefits to federal employees, is allegedly trying to impose “complex and demanding” affirmative action regulations. The office claimed it can do so because it has oversight of health...
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