Trump Health-Worker Religious Rule Is Tossed by Federal Judge

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Hell yes! Take that Trump and religious right!

A Trump administration rule that allows health-care workers to deny care based on their religious and moral beliefs is invalid, the Southern District of New York said Nov. 6.

The Health and Human Services Department acted outside its rulemaking authority when it adopted the conscience protection rule, and the rule is contrary to the law, the court said. Congress didn’t delegate authority to the HHS to make substantive rules regarding the enforcement of laws regarding religious conscience protections, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

The rule was to take effect Nov. 22.

The Trump administration said the rule was a necessary part of its effort to enforce 25 conscience provisions scattered throughout various laws. Opponents said it would give the Department of Health and Human Services new power under those statutes to deny coverage to certain populations, like women seeking abortions and LGBT individuals.

The rule “unavoidably would shape the primary conduct of participants throughout the health care industry,” Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said in the decision.

The court found the rule conflicts with Title VII, which prohibits workplace discrimination, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, an anti-patient-dumping law that requires providers to care for people who come to emergency departments suffering from emergency medical conditions regardless of their ability to pay.

In addition, the agency’s action was arbitrary and capricious because there was no evidence the rule was needed to bolster tools for enforcing existing conscience protections, the court said. The agency also failed to adequately explain its policy change and to consider problems created by the rule, such as its tension with EMTALA, the court said.
 
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They almost got away with this shit too. Ever notice that conservatives always with for the "right" to hurt people? Just one time, I would like to see them fight for things that actually help others. But I guess that would be "socialism". :rolleyes:
 
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They almost got away with this shit too. Ever notice that conservatives always with for the "right" to hurt people? Just one time, I would like to see them fight for things that actually help others. But I guess that would be "socialism". :rolleyes:
Isn't it amazing how when a Christian stands up for their personal religious freedoms, it ALWAYS means someone else is losing their rights to something ? Sometimes something as basic as healthcare.
 
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Isn't it amazing how when a Christian stands up for their personal religious freedoms, it ALWAYS means someone else is losing their rights to something ? Sometimes something as basic as healthcare.
You would think they wouldn't do things like this. But they do.