It’s been reported, and people are talking about it, but I don’t think it’s getting the attention it deserves. Honestly, I think part of the problem is oppression fatigue. Lots of things are going on to report on.

The US Supreme Court just took up some very important equality cases they might or might not have a disastrous impact on LGBTQ rights. The trans military ban just went into effect. Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia just lost their case at the appellate level. (Yay!)

That’s all in the last few days. So some obscure, highly technical HHS rules changes don’t get much coverage.

The thing is, though, that even though the rules aren’t very high profile, they stand to have an outsized impact on people’s lives.

So here I am, trying to shout it from the mountaintops.

Maybe I should change my name to Don.



James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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