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    Trans Health Care Protections Under Attack by Trump Administration

    On June 12th, 2020, the Trump administration issued an executive decision to reverse Obama-era transgender protections in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly known as “Obamacare”, was enacted in March of 2010 under President Barack Obama’s administration. It is a comprehensive health care reform law, meaning it encompasses a vast array of services necessary to maintain both physical and mental health. The main goal of the ACA was to provide these various health services to millions of uninsured U.S. citizens under affordable health insurance. It did so with a set of regulations, which included expanding Medicaid eligibility and ensuring that insurance companies would not be…

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    Mandatory heath care debate affects college students

    As health care costs rise, and mandatory health care slowly comes into completion, some Queens College students feel indifferent about whether it should be mandatory or not. Hammaad Munir, a freshman at QC, who is covered by his parents’ health insurance through Medicaid, says that mandatory health insurance would be an unfair burden on students who work to stay healthy. “I think there are young people that never or hardly get sick, and some of these people don’t have health insurance,” Munir said. “It’d be pretty unfair to force them to pay extra for something that [they] would rarely ever make use off.” According to the American College Health Association’s national…