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Appeal of LGBTQ-Friendly Decision in Obamacare Reg Row Halted

Feb. 19, 2021, 2:49 PM

A federal appeals court in Washington halted proceedings in a case challenging the Trump administration’s rewrite of an Obamacare regulation clarifying that health-care providers can’t discriminate against LGBTQ people, pending the rule’s review by President Joe Biden’s administration.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s appeal from an order that blocked it from enforcing its modification of a rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination provision, Section 1557, will be held in abeyance, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Thursday. The parties jointly requested the delay.

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