Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It's sometimes known as gender incongruence. Biological sex is assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the genitals. Political debate on this is not only divisive in our culture but tears at the basis of our human condition.

Trump Administration Issues Rule to Roll Back Transgender Protections in the Affordable Care Act

from The Wall Street Journal,

The Trump administration on Friday released a rule that would roll back Obama-era protections for transgender patients under the Affordable Care Act, despite a last-minute push by Democrats and health groups to block a change they say will curtail health-care access during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump administration officials have said that the policy is being changed to more closely hew to the ACA text, which doesn’t explicitly mention gender identity as a protected category in health care.

Some religious groups opposed to the Obama-era provision said health providers and insurers could be forced to cover gender reassignment procedures, which they oppose.

Critics of the final rule say the change would make it easier for doctors and hospitals, citing religious or other reasons, to discriminate against and reduce access to care for transgender people or to deny abortions.

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