This rule could dangerously embolden health care providers, hospitals, and insurers to claim a right to refuse testing or treatment — including for COVID-19 — to many people in need, create hurdles for people with limited English proficiency, and abandon efforts to maintain functional communication technologies for people with disabilities.
“Access to health care is a human right.
The coronavirus has demonstrated with devastating clarity that the health of every person in this country is impacted by the health of each and every one of us.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization based in Washington, DC.
NCTE is devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.