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Obamacare Anti-Transgender Bias Rule Suit Halted for HHS Action

Feb. 16, 2021, 9:48 PM

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 was halted Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington pending the rule’s review by President Joe Biden’s administration.

Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia canceled a hearing set for Wednesday between the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and groups suing over the changed rule. Challengers include health-care provider Whitman-Walker Clinic Inc. and advocacy groups like Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Boasberg had ordered the parties to address whether ...

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