Under Governor Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida has become an incubation pod for the implementation of right-wing Christian fascism — and its first victims are the most vulnerable members of society.
The state's health board has blocked Medicaid from covering gender-affiriming treatment for low-income trans people, leaving them without access to expensive life-saving healthcare. Over 9,000 Floridians have been affected by the ban.
Tell the DeSantis administration to leave trans people alone!
Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is behind the ban, based on heavily biased and skewed findings from anti-trans activists.
"Rather than following the science, the data or the experts, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration instead chose to misinterpret studies, ignore evidence, and lend credence to prejudice – yet again putting the state between patients and doctors for no reason other than political grandstanding" said Human Rights Campaign Legal Director Sarah Warbelow in a statement slamming the cruel new rule.
It just goes to show that the right-wing claims of defending "freedom" and "small government" is nothing but a hood they use to cover their efforts to institutionalize bigotry in one of the nation's most populous states.
Demand Florida restore the healthcare DeSantis just stripped away from thousands of trans people!