Biden Reinstates Health Care Protections for LGBTQ People

Biden Reinstates Health Care Protections for LGBTQ People

LGBTQ people are protected against discrimination in health care, according to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Biden administration took action today to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in health care based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The cruelty is the point.”In announcing the new ban on LGBTQ discrimination, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra spelled out why protections are needed. @HHSGov will act on reports of sex-based discrimination to ensure that everyone — including #LGBTQ people — has access to health care, free from discrimination. In a statement that references a report on transgender health care by the nonprofit health plan Amida Care, which offers care to LGBTQ and HIV communities, Amida CEO Doug Wirth noted: “According to recent surveys, one in four transgender respondents reported having to teach health care professionals about transgender care.

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