Florida Moves To Ban All Transgender Healthcare

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Thursday asked the state board regulating doctors to essentially ban transition-related care for transgender minors, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.

The state Health Department made the request hours after another state agency issued a 46-page report to justify banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age who want puberty blockers, hormone therapies or gender-assignment surgery.

The two-pronged effort, which ensures DeSantis can act quickly and without the need for legislative approval, drew instant opposition from activists and medical professionals.

Axios reports:

State surgeon general Joseph Ladapo asked the state board regulating doctors to essentially ban transition-related care for transgender minors.

Gender-affirming care is standard, accepted medical treatment and has been for years, endorsed by all the major medical organizations including the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association.

Last month, the Florida Department of Health advised doctors to ignore federal guidance and stop assisting children and teens with gender transitions. Ending care and coverage for trans people in Florida would likely violate the Affordable Care Act’s discrimination protections.

Ladapo, you will recall, is affiliated with loony tune QAnon anti-vax leader Dr. Demon Semen.

Truly horrific. Once the inappropriate hormones start acting on the body, there is no reversing it. The damage will be done. This is tantamount to torture for trans youth. It’s worse than being shot by an AR15, because it slowly robs you of your own body. Every day you look in the mirror and see a terrible transformation under way and there is no way short of death to stop it. So sometimes, death it is.

Jack Frost • 10 minutes ago

Last month, the Florida Department of Health advised doctors to ignore federal guidance and stop assisting children and teens with gender transitions.

Ending care and coverage for trans people in Florida would likely violate the Affordable Care Act’s discrimination protections.

Will anyone in this admin at the appropriate department go after them tho?

charemor • 16 minutes ago

Florida is becoming like Nazi Germany in the 1930s. I find it difficult to believe that most of the residents are calmly sitting there while losing freedoms and rights to everything.

moisturize me • 2 hours ago

When are they going to ban treatment for people who got cancer from demon semen? I don’t like paying for people what lay with demons.

Teedofftaxpayer • 2 hours ago

As I keep saying, everything DeSantis does is to rile up his masses of idiots and bigots. He wants them to come out and vote for him this election.

jk105 • 3 hours ago

The Republican Party version of “freedom” is the Southern pre-Civil War version of freedom. Florida makes this clear. That is, it is freedom for white heterosexual men and enslavement of blacks, subjugation of women and driving homosexuals underground.

Joann Prinzivalli • 3 hours ago

What these states like Florida are doing, as to their state’s trans population, is an attempt to create such a hostile and oppressive environment so as to cause that population and families, to flee the state for states with more civilized laws, if they can.

The KKK and segregation laws once created an environment in which those African-Americans who could manage to pull up their roots, migrated to states in the North, where they were ‘welcomed’ by racial restrictive covenants, sundown towns, redlining, and zoning of the redlined neighborhoods to allow pollution and toxic businesses in their areas – the “Great Migration.”
See: https://www.archives.gov/re…

At least, for the trans people and families who are able to uproot and move, the more civilized states have laws that protect them.

If they weren’t so cheap about it, DeSantis, Abbott, Ivey, and all the others in states that are systematically doing this, would be offering one way bus tickets to the civilized states for their undesirable “subhuman” trans population. That would be better than herding us into reparative therapy camps to maximize the torture.

zhera • 3 hours ago

I’m amazed at how much DeSantis can get done to destroy people, while Biden, as PRESIDENT, has his hands tied. I’m not criticizing Biden or Dems, just the US system.

Flora DeMann • 4 hours ago

For $437,000 a year ($198,000 more than his predecessor) Ladapo will say anything Ron DeSantis wants him to say.

Nychta • 4 hours ago

Withholding of health care is being used a weapon to oppress and control others – women of child-bearing age and transgender people. I wonder if Republicans will try to find a way to withhold health care, including emergency services, from undocumented immigrants. Who’s next?

KarenAtFOH Nychta • 4 hours ago

And this will do nothing to stop trans people from being trans. It will only increase their suffering.

KarenAtFOH • 4 hours ago

Next will be a declaration like Texas that accuses trans parents of being child abusers.

TrollopeReader • 5 hours ago

..and notice how these states are doing all they can —without legislative approval —
and yet complain LOUDLY! about “government overreach” in blue / purple states

AyJayDee • 5 hours ago • edited

They’re going after trans people because they’re an easy target – a community that is small, barely visible and mostly powerless. It’s a step toward coming after the rest of us.

3 thoughts on “Florida Moves To Ban All Transgender Healthcare

    1. Hello Roger. I am watching a segment by Sam Seder who says the TERF are going to come to regret the harassment of trans girls because it is going to lead to men harassing girls claiming this girl is too tall or that girl too strong and forcing all girls to face having an exam of their genitals to play every game by someone there to vouch they are a girl. Damn talk about child abuse and grooming kids. A pervert’s playground. These attacks on trans people are going on because the republican thugs learned they could rile their base up by attacking gays back in the George Bush era. Once that fell through, they had to find another vulnerable minority to attack. As all of the LGBTQ+ are demons to the religious class the Republicans always go to sexual minorities to harass. Right now the rabid religious right are seeing the blood in the water and are going on a frenzy of attack against the entire LGBTQ+. It is scary they are this time going after the kids instead of the adults. Hugs

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      1. Well they would go after the kids wouldn’t they.
        Big blue collar dads who love their kids unconditionally would have their own basic response if pushed hard enough.
        And the average rabid right does not have the stones to face that.

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