Tag Archives: transgender discrimination

Transgender Health Equity: Patients Say Providers Lack Expertise And Understanding Of Transgender Health Needs

Five years ago Massachusetts mandated that insurers provide coverage for medical services related to the health of transgender people, but it's not clear how well the mandate worked. Were insurers covering the right services? What barriers were being encountered?

March 29, 2017

ACA Pregnancy Termination, Gender Identity Protections Blocked; Wellness Program Incentives Survive (Updated)

A judge has preliminarily enjoined protections regarding pregnancy termination and gender identity in an ACA nondiscrimination rule. Another judge refused to block regulations allowing employers to offer incentives for employees to disclose medical information in connection with wellness programs.

January 2, 2017

Plaintiffs Say ACA Equity Rules Illegally Require Abortion, Gender Transition Services

A new lawsuit alleges that regulations implementing ACA nondiscrimination provisions force the plaintiff professionals and facilities to provide gender transition services against their medical judgment and religious beliefs. It also asserts that the regulations require abortion coverage.

August 24, 2016

Against North Carolina’s HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

This controversial new law affects transgender people. Stigma, whether perpetuated by family or ratified by a state legislature, encroaches on emotional well-being and the ability of people to live whole and happy lives.

August 4, 2016

HHS Issues Health Equity Final Rule

HHS has issued a final rule implementing ACA section 1557, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability by any health program or activity that receives federal funding or is administered by a federal agency or entity established under ACA Title I.

May 14, 2016