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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

Federal judge overturns ObamaCare transgender protections

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/465939-federal-judge-overturns-obamacare-transgender-protections

A federal judge on Tuesday overturned ObamaCare protections for transgender patients, ruling that a 2016 policy violates the religious freedoms of Christian providers.

Judge Reed O'Connor in the Northern District of Texas vacated an Obama-era regulation that prohibited providers and insurers who receive federal money from denying treatment or coverage to anyone based on sex, gender identity or termination of pregnancy.

It also required doctors and hospitals to provide "medically necessary" services to transgender individuals, as long as those services were the same ones provided to other patients.

O'Connor, who is the same judge who last year ruled the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, said the rule violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:40 PM

1. Fucking bigoted asshole

Right wing bigot judges need to be kicked out and disbarred. Every last one. bigotry has no place in the laws.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:42 PM

2. Gotta love those Christians. If a person happens to be something other than white and straight

they're just fine allowing them to die for lack of medical care. I wonder how Saint Alito will eventually rule on this.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:43 PM

3. Fucken creepy judge! Asshole supreme! n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:44 PM

4. One word: bullsh*t.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:47 PM

5. how are doctors compelled to perform gender transition services?

i get that how the regulation would require insurance companies to pay for such services, but how are doctors compelled to perform such services?

doctors aren't trained in every last procedure and can't be compelled, afaik, to seek training in every last procedure. if a doctor isn't trained in gender transition services, how can they be compelled to perform such services? and if they sought such training, why then complain?


i'm guessing what they really mean is that people who are trained to do basic things like blood draws don't want to do blood draws for transgender patients because they're claiming a "religious belief" that they should be assholes to transgender people at every opportunity, not that they have any religious objection to blood draws themselves.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

6. Hope it's appealed. Another travesty of justice and constitutional protections.

And these twisted ideologies most likely come out of what I prefer to describe as
:: "pro-life, my a$$; you is barely pro-zygote."


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Response to MFGsunny (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:14 PM

11. I'm sure it will be. But my hopes are dim

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:51 PM

7. A person's "right" to medical treatment is subordinate to a provider's religious belief

Seems legit.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:51 PM

8. Fuck the christians. Just fuck em.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:05 PM

9. Another Texas Shitkicker in action.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:09 PM

10. So would this judge be cool with me asking patients if they are Evangelical Christians?

Prior to refusing life saving surgery? It's only ever a one way bigoted street with these fucks

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