President Biden ‘cancels’ Trump’s transphobic limits on protections for transgender people in health care

“The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. That’s why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

No longer will the transgender community have to worry about being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Biden administration ‘will bar health care providers and other health-related organizations who receive federal funding from discriminating based on someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.’ This move ‘cancels’ The Former Guy’s’ rollback of protections against gender identity discrimination in health care regulated by Obamacare.’ A day before ‘the Trump policy was set to take effect in August 2020, however, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing the regulation.

HHS said Monday that 25 percent of LGBTQ people who have faced discrimination postponed or avoided receiving necessary medical care because they feared further discrimination.’

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