Inclusion cutouts Critics worried the rule would curb access to health care for LGBTQ patients and limit states’ ability to provide effective health care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Trump administration isn’t doing so well when it comes to rulemaking. Just last week, a judge shot down a rule that would have required immigrants to show proof of health care coverage before applying for a visa. Similarly, a rule that would take enrollment in public assistance programs like Medicare into account for green card holders was also struck down.

The latest? The administration’s “conscience rule,” which would have allowed medical providers to deny care based on religious grounds. The rule, announced in May and scheduled to take effect later this month, was immediately met with backlash and legal challenges from at least 22 states and several municipalities.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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