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House, AARP Push to Block Trump LGBTQ Health Bias Rule (1)

July 16, 2020, 3:21 PMUpdated: July 16, 2020, 6:49 PM

A Trump Administration rule that strips gay and transgender people of protection from bias in health care must be blocked because it violates the text of the Affordable Care Act and undermines Congress’ intent in passing the law, lawmakers told a federal court in Washington on Thursday.

The House of Representatives is the second group to file a friend of the court brief calling on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Health and Human Services Department from enforcing a rule providing that the ACA’s anti-bias section doesn’t bar discrimination against people based on...

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