Obama Administration Asserts ACA Provision Prohibits Bias Against Transgender Patients

As reported in the September 3 NY Times, the Obama administration proposed a rule "that would forbid most health insurers and medical providers to discriminate against transgender patients, including by prohibiting insurers from categorically denying coverage of care related to gender transition."

The proposal expands on an anti-discrimination provision of the ACA to clarify that it includes discrimination on the basis of gender identification. Violators would risk losing federal funding.

Read Health Care Rules Proposed to Shield Transgender Patients From Bias on NYTimes.com.