New Biden HHS Rule Mandates Transgender Ideology in Healthcare

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, flanked by Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, provides an update on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)
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Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would redefine discrimination based on “sex” under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

In practice, this will mandate healthcare providers to follow transgender ideology when treating patients. For example, doctors will likely be forced to facilitate sex-change procedures for minors or else risk losing their jobs. The rule will also mandate that insurance companies cover these procedures, thus compelling Americans to subsidize them through their insurance premiums.

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In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement slamming the proposed rule:

“Transgender ideology is not medicine. Men cannot change their biology to become women or vice versa, no matter how many supposed ‘experts’ claim otherwise. We do severe harm to people when we encourage them to undergo procedures to mimic the opposite sex, especially young children who are incapable of fully understanding the permanent, damaging consequences.

“It’s bad enough that much of the healthcare industry has gotten fully behind transgenderism, putting ideology and profit over truth and the well-being of patients. But now, the Biden administration is trying to force every doctor and nurse to conform to this insanity, regardless of their professional or personal concerns. This is heinously wrong.

“We encourage leaders in the states to fight back against this rule, both legislatively and legally. And we also intend to remind voters of these actions in the weeks leading up to this November. Most Americans reject the Left’s radical gender views, and Democrats should expect to pay a political price for their authoritarian attempt to impose this ideology on the entire country.”

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