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Block on LGBT Health Discrimination Rule Limited, Court Says

Oct. 30, 2020, 8:26 PM

A federal district court in New York said it can’t temporarily block some provisions of an HHS rule that allows health-care providers and insurers to discriminate against LGBT people.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Thursday clarified the scope of a preliminary injunction it issued Aug. 17 against the Department of Health and Human Services rule.

Because the transgender women who challenged the rule didn’t allege specific instances of discrimination from insurance companies and because neither is enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, the court said it can’t temporarily block provisions of the rule that allow ...

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