Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention

On June 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration issued a “final rule” implementing changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in certain health programs or activities”. This final rule tapers the efforts of changes made in 2016 by the Obama Administration, as it eliminates … Continue reading Transgender Discrimination in Healthcare: A Reflection of Inadequate Medical Professional Education and Flawed Government Intervention

COVID-19 Outbreaks among the Incarcerated: Pandemic Exposes Crucial Flaws in Healthcare Systems of U.S. Correctional Facilities

Written by: Nicole Freeman As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American people are facing one of the most significant public health crises in United States history. However, the effects of COVID-19 transcend clinical healthcare, as they threaten to undermine our social, political and economic institutions. Although it is difficult to see beyond the limelight of pain and devastation, the pandemic’s exposure of inherent … Continue reading COVID-19 Outbreaks among the Incarcerated: Pandemic Exposes Crucial Flaws in Healthcare Systems of U.S. Correctional Facilities