KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: SCOTUS, Trump Collide Over Transgender Rights

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Transgender people have had a head-spinning week. First, the Trump administration issued long-promised rules rolling back the Obama administration’s protections against discrimination in health care. But just three days later, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling authored by conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, said that gay and transgender people are protected by the nation’s core employment anti-discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Meanwhile, the national divide over how to address the coronavirus pandemic continues to widen, with infections soaring in some conservative states, and a backlash building against public health advice.

This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KHN, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Tami Luhby of CNN and Shefali Luthra of KHN.

Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:

  • Even though states have begun the process of reopening their economies, the COVID-19 pandemic continues
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You can save money on produce by purchasing it in season and preserving it for later, either by canning or freezing. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Household goods costs are rising and food isn’t getting cheaper. That’s the outlook in American homes this year.

Amid a tight budget and high prices, what steps can you take to ensure you and your family eat healthy, great-tasting food?

Planning is the name of the game, Spectrum Health registered dietitian Kristi Veltkamp said.

“Lack of planning is the biggest deal-breaker,” Veltkamp said.

Does your daily routine involve the question, “What’s for dinner?” Do you rummage through the refrigerator or pantry at the last minute, hoping to whip up something suitable for dinner?

It may be time to sit down and think carefully about how you’re spending your food money. It can help you avoid the desperate, late-evening runs to fast-food restaurants or pizza

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