Administration Poised To Roll Back Rule That Protects Transgender People From Health Care Discrimination
Under the existing Obama-era rule, health insurers cannot place arbitrary limits or restrictions on health services that help a person transition from one gender to another. The Trump administration says a judge ruled part of that rule is unlawful.
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Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections For Transgender People
The Trump administration says it plans to roll back a rule issued by President Barack Obama that prevents doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people. Advocates said the change could jeopardize the significant gains that transgender people have seen in access to medical care, including gender reassignment procedures — treatments for which many insurers denied coverage in the past. (Pear, 4/21)
Trump Admin Announces Abstinence-Focused Overhaul Of Teen Pregnancy Program
The Trump administration will shift federal funding aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates to programs that teach abstinence. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday the availability of grants through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, (TPPP) a grant program created under former President Obama that funds organizations and programs working to reduce teen pregnancy rates. (Hellmann, 4/20)