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
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
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 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