Trump Admin responds to deadly global pandemic in the only logical way: By eliminating healthcare protections for LGBTQ Americans
Hardly surprising given how vile the current administration is about everything else, but still a bit of a break from the All-COVID-19/BLM Protests, All The Time news of late. Via Dan Diamond of Politico:
The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policy that protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The move — long sought by some of President Donald Trump's supporters in the conservative Christian community — is the latest effort by Trump to mobilize his religious base amid criticism over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The new Trump administration rules reverse an Obama policy that banned health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients and women seeking abortions. The Obama administration had issued the first-time protections for LGBTQ patients under a nondiscrimination clause in the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns from advocates these patients had a harder time accessing necessary care.
Today happens to be the 4th anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
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