Day 3 – Trans health care
Improve health care availability for trans people.
Until November 9 we have an unprecedented opportunity to make health care more accessible to trans people. Health care access can help reduce violence and injury by helping trans people safely obtain and monitor hormones, have surgical procedures that can reduce the chances of anti-transgender violence by helping with gender presentation, and access mental health care that can help individuals heal from violence and avoid re-victimization. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) included Section 1557 forbidding discrimination on the basis of (among other things) sexual orientation and gender identity. Now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed regulations to implement this law, and you have until November 9 to add your support for strong protections for trans people. Help by:
- Reading up on how the proposed regulations will affect transgender and gender non-binary people:
- https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-22043.pdf (full regulations; 198 pages)
- Submitting a short set of comments (anonymously, if you wish) through the National Center for Transgender Equality website: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51171/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=9130
- Submitting longer comments directly to HHS online: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=HHS-OCR-2015-0006-0001
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