The Trump administration has finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. The policy shift defines gender as a person’s biological sex.
The administration’s new #1557 rule tries to erase protections for transgender people from discrimination. This sends a dangerous and confusing message to healthcare providers at the worst time. Access to quality healthcare without discrimination has never been more important.
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During a global COVID-19 pandemic, with the highest rate of confirmed deaths in the U.S., the American President has severely weakened health care protections for transgender people.