Trump expected to roll back LGBT protections in Obamacare

Aug 14, 2017

By Nathaniel Weixel

The Trump administration appears poised to roll back ObamaCare’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients, a move that has activist groups girding for a fight.

A proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to be released in the coming weeks or months that opponents say would make it easier for doctors and hospitals to deny treatment to transgender patients and women who have had abortions.

The proposed rule is expected to roll back a controversial anti-discrimination provision buried within ObamaCare.

Religious providers say they expect the Trump administration’s rule would merely reinforce their right not to provide treatment that’s against their beliefs.

Advocacy groups like the ACLU and Lambda Legal acknowledge they haven’t seen the proposed rule, but say administration officials have made their plans clear.

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  • @OP – The Trump administration appears poised to roll back ObamaCare’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients, a move that has activist groups girding for a fight.

    Antisocial legislation is a key element of pontificating Trump, so he rants against anyone with conscience or acting competently with a responsible attitude!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41371791

    US President Donald Trump has hit out at Republicans who are refusing to back the latest effort to repeal Obama-era healthcare legislation.

    Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed the repeal lacked “the guts to vote for it.”

    Which is typical of Trump’s vacuous rhetoric personal attacks!

    Senator John McCain dealt the Trump administration’s efforts a potentially fatal blow when he said he could not vote for it “in good conscience”.

    President Trump said his criticism was “unexpected” and “terrible”.

    “They gave me a list of 10 people that were absolute no’s,” he said. “John McCain was not on the list so that was a totally unexpected thing, terrible, honestly terrible.”

    “We’re going to do it eventually,” he added.

    Republicans need 50 votes in the 100-seat Senate, which they control 52-48, to succeed. With Democrats united in opposition, the vote is now on a knife edge.

    Mr McCain’s objection could doom conservatives’ seven-year campaign to erase former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

    It is the second time Mr McCain has thwarted his party leadership on the issue.

    It was wrong, he said, to pass such far-reaching legislation without input from the Democrats, and said the bill demanded extensive hearings, debate and amendment.

    Of other Republican senators:

    Rand Paul, is also against the latest repeal bill

    Susan Collins said she was "leaning against the bill"
    because she was worried the legislation
    did not do enough to protect patients with pre-existing conditions

    Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran
    are undecided




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  • In some ways it is good, that Trump’s irrational personal abuse can be seen in the media, as being directed at ANYONE who opposes his and the obsessive right’s, immoral rip-offs of US vulnerable citizens!

    Obviously, “they lacked the guts to vote for it”, because they had the intelligence to recognise the effects of repealing OBAMACARE, and they had enough empathy for their fellow citizens to take a moral stance.

    It shows that there is a minority of Republicans, who on occasions, think with their brains, rather than produce knee-jerk ideological gut-reactions!



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