TLDEF Urges Administration to Adopt Rule to Improve Transgender Health Access

This is so important for many in the trans community. It is important to have health care providers that respect their trans patients and understand the health care needs of the community.


Submits Comments to HHS Supporting Broadest Possible Rule to Ban LGBT Health Care Discrimination

Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 09, 2015.

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), expressing support for improving the health and wellness of transgender Americans through a proposed federal rule. The new rule seeks to prohibit health care discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the nation, ensuring increased access to care for communities that have long been excluded from the health care system.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHSThe Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities rule seeks to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in health care facilities and ban the widespread insurance industry practice of excluding coverage for transgender health care. It would also require Medicaid to cover transgender health care. The rule is designed to implement the Affordable…

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