Judge overturns Obama era trans healthcare protections

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned protections for transgender people that had been a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Hill reported that Judge Reed O’Connor in the Northern District of Texas vacated the regulation that prohibited insurers and providers who receive federal money from denying treatment or coverage to anyone based on sex, gender identity or termination of pregnancy and required providers to give “medically necessary” services to trans people as long as those services were the same ones provided to other patients.