Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anti-Trans Health Care Discrimination Already Happens Here: Daniel’s Story

A dark blue monochrome background shows surgeons around an operating table. Text over the top reads, "Discrimination already happens here. Hashtag No Rx for Discrimination."

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new regulation that would promote discrimination by health care providers against anyone they don’t want to treat — including trans patients.

Under these new guidelines, providers could pick and choose who gets health care and who doesn’t.

Of course, even though this regulation isn’t in place yet, we know that trans people are already experiencing discrimination in health care. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing stories of health care discrimination. These situations are already happening, and the federal government must not encourage them.

Whether or not you have a story of your own, let HHS hear your voice — submit your comments opposing the regulation by March 27.

Read Daniel's story at NCTE's Medium page.

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