ACT NOW: Protect transgender and gender non-conforming healthcare!
The latest Trump-Pence Administration proposal at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to strip away explicit healthcare protections on the basis of gender identity, effectively targeting transgender and gender non-conforming people's access to critical care. Erasing these protections is not only discriminatory but against the public health and the mission of HHS. Please join us in the fight to protect Section 1557 of the Health Care Rights Law!
Take 5 minutes to submit a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services to tell them why you oppose the new rule and share your story. Not sure what to say?
1. Briefly introduce yourself (‘My name is ______ and I am against this proposed rule”)
2. State why you oppose the new rule (e.g. “I am against this proposed rule because it will make it harder for transgender people to obtain life-saving care”) and why it is important to you that transgender people can access health care without discrimination.
3. Share a time you or a loved one faced discrimination from a provider or insurer. Your story matters!