For Immediate Release: Friday, May 24, 2019
Contact: Becca Rose becca.rose@berlinrosen.
Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan Is Pure Prejudice
Washington, DC – In response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ new proposal to rollback transgender health care protections, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“The Trump administration is systematically stripping away basic human rights for those who need health care protections the most. The newest proposal to eliminate the provision that explicitly protects trans patients from being refused care makes the administration’s nefarious intent to discriminate all the more obvious.
“This is part of a series of attacks by right wing extremists on Americans who conservatives believe are undeserving of equal rights – including women and LGBTQ people. These proposed rules are a dangerous step backwards in ensuring heath care as a human right for all people. The Trump administration makes these discriminatory rules under the guise of efficiency or simplicity, but the truth is they support extreme minority views at the expense of rights and freedoms for others. What is simple is saying no to gender discrimination and rejecting Republican’s onslaught of threats to the health and wellbeing of trans Americans.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.