The U.S. District Court for Minnesota earlier today issued a ruling in Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia Health and Health Partners, Inc., affirming that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - a first-of-its-kind provision banning discrimination in health care based on sex - extends to transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Gender Justice submitted comments on a proposed rule by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department that seeks to permit health care providers to discriminate against patients for any reason based on their religious beliefs.
On Friday, March 23, the Hon. Donovan W. Frank, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, will hear argument in an important case challenging health care discrimination against transgender patients. Brittany Tovar and her son Reid Olson are the plaintiffs in the case, Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia Health and HealthPartners.