Plaintiffs Say ACA Equity Rules Illegally Require Abortion, Gender Transition Services

Health Affairs Blog, 24 August 2016
Author: Timothy Jost
“The complaint alleges that the section 1557 regulations force the plaintiff professionals and facilities to provide gender transition services against their medical judgment and religious beliefs. It also asserts that the regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of “termination of pregnancy” and fail to provide an exclusion for abortions, thus requiring coverage of abortions. The states allege that the regulation requires them to cover gender transition services and interferes with their “zealous” protection of the physician-patient relationship.”
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