Joe Biden overturned a series of measures proposed by Donald Trump, which partially abolished legal health protections for transgender people.
Madrid, Spain (Europa News Agency)-The administration of US President Joe Biden overturned a series of measures proposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump, which partially abolished legal health protection for transgender people.
According to information from the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) network, the Department of Health and Human Services clarified that the changes in the law will prevent discrimination of these patients based on gender and sexual orientation.
Health Minister Xavier Becerra said: “The Supreme Court has clearly stated that people have the right not to be discriminated against and to be treated equally regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Therefore, he said that this measure will enable the government to act in the event of discrimination.
In this sense, he stated that “fear of discrimination will cause individuals to give up health care, which may have very unfavorable consequences.” He said: “The position of the Ministry of Health and Human Services is that everyone, including LGTBI All can enjoy medical services without discrimination and interference.”
Becerra is qualified, so there should be no “ambiguity”. He said: “You cannot discriminate against people.” The original law has established that it is illegal to discriminate based on “race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in certain health plans and activities.”
However, in 2016, another rule of the Obama administration clearly stipulated that gender-based protection includes protection based on gender identity, defined as “male, female, no female, or a combination of male and female.”
Trump abolished this last rule, which meant returning to the concept of sex as a biological feature. This policy change is one of the Republican’s tough ambitions. It will allow federally funded health care providers and insurance companies to refuse to provide or provide transition-related medical services to transgender Americans.
The Ministry of Health stated that 25% of the LGTBI population who suffered discrimination postponed or avoided receiving necessary medical services due to fear of being discriminated against again.
“The mission of the department is to ensure the health and well-being of all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Everyone needs access to health services,” said Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary-General Reiner, who was elected by the first Senate in the Federal Republic Level one headquarters.