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Policy brief: Trump administration actions threaten access for LGBT patients

December 13, 2017

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are likely to encounter increased discrimination as they try to access health care services after a series of actions initiated by the Trump administration that articulate a right to refuse services to others based on religious beliefs, according to a policy brief issued by The Fenway Institute.

The institute, an interdisciplinary center advocating for LGBT issues, cited what it deemed several concerning policy positions outlined by the White House in recent months, including a May executive order authorizing religious conservatives to refuse services based on religious beliefs, a July decision by President Donald Trump to reinstitute a ban on transgender adults serving in the U.S. military, and documents published this fall by HHS that delete previous language regarding health care disparities experienced by LGBT people.

AMA: 4 out of 5 US physicians are cyberattack victims

December 12, 2017
Slightly more than 80% of U.S. physicians have experienced a type of cybersecurity attack, with the most common being phishing and computer viruses, according to a new…

Net neutrality repeal may diminish telemedicine access, harm small practices

December 12, 2017
A repeal of net neutrality as proposed by the Federal Communications Commission could lead to unintended and devastating consequences for physicians in small practices…

Many health care components still uncertain as tax bill negotiations continue

December 7, 2017
Lawmakers are trying to reconcile the differences between the Senate tax bill passed Saturday and the House bill passed Nov. 16, leaving many unanswered questions about…

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

December 6, 2017
Earlier this year, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 30…
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