Party for Socialism and Liberation: Trump Attacks Trans Health Access During a Pandemic

Liberation News, the official newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation published the following article yesterday: 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is continuing its campaign undermine transgender people of vital protections. The latest attack takes the form of an expected  rewrite by the Department of Health and Human Services of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects trans people from discrimination in health care on the basis of sex.

The rule’s rewrite has been a long time in the making. In May 2019, HHS proposed allowing health care workers permission to deny care to LGBTQ patients for religious or moral reasons. A few months later, a 2019 ruling by a federal judge vacated protections for trans people that were present in Section 1557. Now, the HHS is looking to formally finalize this assault on the trans community.

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