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Judge Queries How Election Affects Obamacare Anti-Bias Rule Suit

Feb. 1, 2021, 9:30 PM

A federal judge in Washington wants to know what effect the election of President Joe Biden will have on a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rewrite of a rule implementing Obamacare’s anti-bias provision in a way that could allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Judge James E. Boasberg Monday scheduled a Feb. 17 telephonic hearing for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the groups suing over the changed rule, including provider Whitman-Walker Clinic Inc. and advocacy groups like Los Angeles LGBT Center, to talk about whether their positions in the litigation will change as a result of the switch ...