Administration Finalizes Rule Rolling Back Transgender Protections

By Amy Lotven / June 12, 2020 at 7:22 PM
The Trump administration on Friday (June 12) finalized its controversial reinterpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s section 1557 by removing non-discrimination protections for transgender individual, axing certain language requirements and narrowing the scope of the rule’s overall non-discrimination provisions to exclude entities not engaged in health care or getting federal dollars, including short-term plans. Democratic lawmakers, state officials, health care advocates, the nation’s leading physician lobby and others blasted the move, and transgender advocates vowed to sue. Despite facing months...

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