Trump Rolls Back Health Care Protections For LGBTQ+ People On Pulse Anniversary

Trump Rolls Back Health Care Protections For LGBTQ+ People On Pulse Anniversary

Doctors, especially at Catholic hospitals where 1 in 6 patients receive care, can now discriminate against #transgender patients by denying HPV testing, Truvada for HIV prophylaxis, and treatments for ectopic pregnancy.

Moreover, it is coming at the worst possible time. "Allowing discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, women, and others goes against our public health goals and our values as a nation".

Those advocates pointed out that the move came during Pride Month and on the four-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

'The rule change comes in the midst of the twin epidemics of COVID-19 and racial violence. Without this procedure, transgender people can suffer from suicidal thoughts.

These concerns are acute amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting many transgender people hard.

The 2016 presidential election was freakish in a variety of ways, but one of the most important curiosities was the effort to present Donald Trump as some kind of moderate.

LGBTQ groups say explicit protections are needed for people seeking sex-reassignment treatment, and even for transgender people who need medical care for common conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.

Praising HHS for making the rule change final was Mary Beth Waddell, senior legislative assistant for Family Research Council.

Lawyers were already disputing the previous, trans inclusive, rule.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo assured New Yorkers they have expanded coverage. The Trump administration is now reversing that interpretation.

Women and LGBTQ people are part and parcel of the working class and these assaults must be called out for what they are: an attack on the working class as a whole. "We are unwavering in our commitment to enforcing civil rights in healthcare".

Reducing overhead costs is clearly the concern of the DHHS's Office for Civil Rights, which boasted on its blog of $2.9 billion in savings over five years as a result of not having to include information about patients' discrimination protections in their health care paperwork.

"This rule sends a unsafe and confusing message to health care providers at the worst possible time".

The NWLC has teamed up with the Transgender Law Center, Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to challenge the rule. "Only Congress has the power to change the law by repealing the ACA". [But] it will open the door - and even encourage - rampant discrimination against LGBTQ+ patients by eliminating key anti-discrimination protections.

"This is deadly and all of us should be outraged", declared ACLU deputy legal director Louise Melling. The rollback was announced in November, but was only just put into place.

The Williams Institute, a think tank focusing on LGBT policy at the UCLA School of Law. This rule change serves no other goal than to target and discriminate against LGBTQ people.

'70% of Americans support sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination laws.

According to reports from NPR, the Trump administration scrapped Obama-era healthcare protections for members of the LGBTQ community on Friday.

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