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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:06 PM

Federal judge overturns ObamaCare transgender protections


Federal judge overturns ObamaCare transgender protections
By Nathaniel Weixel - 10/15/19 05:29 PM EDT


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.

His ruling is likely to be appealed.

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https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/465939-federal-judge-overturns-obamacare-transgender-protections?fbclid=IwAR2aOJH_bdukiwakcFp9n5LbZTMaLF9s_PIf92irnaWxBLFHjbQSC1dttbE

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. And Sherrod Brown came out today and said we need to stay within the confines of the ACA and

not try another health insurance program. Well, what do we do if/when it is entirely overturned? How much time will we have wasted? BTW: I like Brown, a lot, and his wife especially.

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:12 PM

2. That judge puts church over his duty as a judge

He should be disbarred and kicked off the bench. His judgement is impaired because of his religion.

Oh and fuck him.

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