Trump administration issues rule to curtail health protections for transgender people

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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100% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

98% Positive Sentiment + Policies: LGBT Rights = 98% Liberal
88% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Religious Freedom = 88% Liberal
87% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Abortion = 87% Liberal
65% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 65% Liberal
69% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Socialized Healthcare = 69% Conservative

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LGBT Rights
Religious Freedom
Abortion
Anti-Discrimination Laws
Socialized Healthcare

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94% "The rule finalized today helps protect health care providers from being forced to participate in and perform services that substantially violate their consciences and help protect their patients, she said."
91% "The National LBGTQ Taskforce said more than 134,000 Americans have opposed the changes on the record during the mandated public comment period."
85% "Health and Human Services effectively vacated the protections last year."
78% "The move means insurance policies and health care regulated under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act can deny services to transgender people."
77% "Mary Beth Waddell, senior legislative assistant for the organization, said in a statement that the Obama-era rule would have protected gender reassignment surgeries, as well as abortions."
69% "We cannot and will not allow Donald Trump to continue attacking us, the group's president, Alphonso David, said in a statement."
67% "This is deadly and all of us should be outraged."
53% "Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement, Even as the death toll and catastrophe of the COVID-19 pandemic grows and people take to the streets, the Trump administration remains focused on denying equal access to health care to transgender people."
-53% "The HHS said it is reverting to a time when the government declined to recognize sexual orientation as a protected category under the ACA."
-54% "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that it would recognize sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word 'sex' as male or female and as determined by biology."
-60% "A number of organizations strongly criticized the move, with the Human Rights Campaign vowing to sue in an attempt to block the new rule."
-62% "A gay pride flag outside the Supreme Court."
-73% "Molly Riley / AFP - Getty Images file"
-87% "Louise Melling, deputy legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, called the move beyond heartless."
-88% "LGBTQ people should not live in fear that they cannot get the care they need simply because of who they are."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

94% : "The rule finalized today helps protect health care providers from being forced to participate in and perform services that substantially violate their consciences and help protect their patients," she said.
91% : The National LBGTQ Taskforce said more than 134,000 Americans have opposed the changes on the record during the mandated public comment period.
89% : The Trump administration on Friday finalized its rollback of protections against gender identity discrimination in health care regulated by the Affordable Care Act.
88% : The department said the rule change is consistent with a 2016 federal court ruling saying the protections weren't consistent with civil rights and religious freedom precedent and law.
87% : Critics say the move will impact LGBTQ people and others with HIV while allowing health care providers opposed to abortion to deny services.
85% : Health and Human Services effectively vacated the protections last year.
78% : The move means insurance policies and health care regulated under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act can deny services to transgender people.
77% : Mary Beth Waddell, senior legislative assistant for the organization, said in a statement that the Obama-era rule would have protected gender reassignment surgeries, as well as abortions.
76% : LGBTQ people need health care.
71% : New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted: "At a time when there is so much violence against trans people, it is abhorrent that the Trump admin is stripping away critical health protections.
69% : "We cannot and will not allow Donald Trump to continue attacking us," the group's president, Alphonso David, said in a statement.
67% : "This is deadly and all of us should be outraged.
66% : Candace Bond-Theriault, the group's senior policy counsel, said in a statement, "Whether it be from the COVID-19 pandemic or as a result of the police brutality we've seen on full display over the last few weeks, people across the country are suffering and in pain.
65% : The court said Monday it will decide whether existing civil rights laws ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
61% : "The Trump administration has made a mission out of putting politicians and religious beliefs above a patient's health care," she said in a statement.
53% : Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement, "Even as the death toll and catastrophe of the COVID-19 pandemic grows and people take to the streets, the Trump administration remains focused on denying equal access to health care to transgender people."
47% : The HHS said it is reverting to a time when the government "declined to recognize sexual orientation as a protected category under the ACA.
46% : The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that it would recognize "sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word 'sex' as male or female and as determined by biology."
43% : The conservative, anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council hailed the Trump administration change.
40% : A number of organizations strongly criticized the move, with the Human Rights Campaign vowing to sue in an attempt to block the new rule.
38% : A gay pride flag outside the Supreme Court.
37% : Health and Human Services argues the rule will save taxpayers "$2.9 billion in undue and ineffective regulatory burdens over five years," according to its statement.
37% : "That's why it's particularly despicable that the Trump administration would choose this moment to continue with its assault on the rights of LGBTQ people and members of other marginalized communities."
33% : "LGBTQ people get sick.
31% : "Family Research Council fully supports these revisions to ensure Obamacare isn't used as a vehicle to advance transgender or abortion politics."
27% : Molly Riley / AFP - Getty Images file
13% : Louise Melling, deputy legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, called the move "beyond heartless.
12% : LGBTQ people should not live in fear that they cannot get the care they need simply because of who they are.

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