Now for a bit of good news…

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era transgender health care protections

A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era regulation prohibiting discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender, a day before it was set to go into effect.

 

Proposed ACA Repeal Risks Health Care for LGBTQ People | Human Rights Campaign

Proposed ACA Repeal Risks Health Care for LGBTQ People | Human Rights Campaign:

“The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a health care milestone for the LGBTQ community. Section 1557 of the ACA, a groundbreaking non-discrimination provision has proven transformational for transgender and gender non-conforming people seeking health care. In May 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services published regulations interpreting Section 1557 as expressly protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping.”

U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections | Reuters

U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections | Reuters:

“A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.”

Transgender health care a maze of difficulty, technicalities

Transgender health care a maze of difficulty, technicalities

 

DALLAS (AP) – After nearly 50 years living as a man, Leslie McMurray was reborn – but then lost nearly everything: her home, her marriage of 33 years and her job as a radio program director in Dallas. McMurray also began her long and complicated battle with health insurance. She and many other transgender people face… Continue reading “Transgender health care a maze of difficulty, technicalities”

Court Rules That Affordable Care Act Bans Gender Identity Discrimination | Human Rights Campaign

Court Rules That Affordable Care Act Bans Gender Identity Discrimination | Human Rights Campaign:

“LGBT advocates are cheering a court ruling this week that has important implications for transgender people seeking competent and appropriate healthcare.  A federal district court in Minnesota confirmed that a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)  specifically prohibits gender identity discrimination in healthcare under the umbrella of sex discrimination.  “

(Via. hrc.org)