Die dümmste „Wissenschaft“: U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections

Deutsche Bildungs Politiker, sind sogar so korrupt, das man für den Unfug Professoren Stellen einrichtete, das als Wissenschaft bezeichnet. Jeder Dumme Parteibuch Gänger kann damit wie die Migranten NGO Mafia viel Geld verdienen mit Unfug. Die AfD will das umgehend beenden in ihrem Partei Programm

By Steve Gorman

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.

The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, according to the judge, defines sex bias to include „discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy.“

In granting an injunction one day before the new policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor held that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, a federal law governing rule-making practices.

The judge also ruled that plaintiffs were likely to prevail in court on their claim that the new policy infringes on the rights of private healthcare providers under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

As explained in O’Connor’s 46-page opinion, the plaintiffs argued that the new regulation would „require them to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions, regardless of their contrary religious beliefs or medical judgment.“

The same judge issued a similar court order in August blocking a separate Obama administration policy that would have required public schools, over the objections of 13 states, to allow transgender students to use restrooms of their choice.

It was not immediately clear whether the Obama administration, which has just 20 days left in office, would seek to appeal the latest injunction.

White House spokeswoman Katie Hill decried the ruling.

„Today’s decision is a setback, but hopefully a temporary one, since all Americans – regardless of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation – should have access to quality, affordable health care free from discrimination,“ she said.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was passed in 2010 with an anti-discrimination section designed to prevent insurers from charging customers more or denying coverage based on age, race, national origin, disability or sex.

The rule in dispute on Saturday was adopted by the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department to implement those provisions, including definitions for sex discrimination that encompassed transgender and abortion services.



Unicredit Banka Slovenija sells EUR 110m-worth of bad claims

Unicredit Banka Slovenija sells EUR 110m-worth of bad claims

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slThe Slovenian branch of Unicredit Bank said on Wednesday it had sold EUR 110m-worth of non-performing loans granted to Slovenian corporate and private individual customers.

The buyer is B2 Kapital, the Slovenian subsidiary of the Norwegian group B2 Holding, which specialises in the management of bad claims.

Unicredit Banka Slovenija said the sale is part of Unicredit Group’s ongoing activities to sell non-core assets and strengthen its credit profile.

The impact will be reflected in the bank’s fourth quarter 2016 balance sheet.

The biggest Italian banking group, which performed rather poorly in the summer stress tests of European banks, has announced it would sell non-performing loans to the tune of EUR 17.7bn gross. It also plans to reduce its workforce by 14,000 by the end of 2019.

The CEO of Unicredit Banka Slovenija Stefan Vavti has recently told the STA that the group’s mid-term strategy would not affect operations in Slovenia./IBNA