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New Trump administration rule would weaken protections for transgender people in health care – The Washington Post

Openly gay politicians and their supporters called on the Republican-controlled Senate to pass the Equality Act. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) May 24 at 9:33 AM The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday proposed a new rule that civil rights groups warn may be used to deny care to transgender patients. HHS director of the… Read More »

U.S. judge partially blocks Trump administration birth control rules

(Reuters) – A judge in California on Sunday partially blocked a set of Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing health insurance that covers women’s birth control from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland granted a request by 14 Democratic attorneys general for a preliminary injunction. The rules,… Read More »

Trump administration moves to give Medicare drug plans more control over their offerings

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to give Medicare drug plans more choices in the products they can offer patients, in a bid to boost their buying power and lower drug prices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that, starting in 2020, Medicare prescription drug plans can take advantage of a tool, called an… Read More »