Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First The Bad News

And you can guess who has introduced another negative trans bill.

This time it is to take away our health insurance, instead healthcare provider determining our health needs a bunch of legislators are doing it.
Minnesota Republican lawmakers target transgender health insurance coverage
Duluth News Tribune
By Zach Kayser
February 15, 2017

ST. PAUL -- A bill introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives would free health insurance companies from having to cover gender transitions.

Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, introduced the measure Monday. With the proposal, it would be enshrined in state law that insurers don’t have to cover “health services related to gender transition, including but not limited to sex reassignment surgery.” The bill contradicts provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act that prohibit discrimination, but a paragraph of the bill stipulates it won’t take full effect until the ACA is repealed.
Last year, Gruenhagen authored a bill that would mandate transgender people use the public bathroom that corresponds with their sex at birth, not the one they identify as. In 2013, he called homosexuality an “unhealthy, sexual addiction,” the Star Tribune reported. 
I have been accused picking on Republicans but I only know of one draconian anti-trans bill being introduced by a Democrat all of the others were introduced by Republicans. Here in Connecticut a couple of years a Republican introduced a bill in the Public Health Committee a bill to strip insurance coverage for us and he didn’t even stick around the hearing room when his bill was heard.

1 comment:

Stana said...

Was that my state rep?