Fox flops in coverage of new trans health initiatives

Mrs Doubtfire

The original image accompanying Fox Nation’s headline.


In a story released Sunday about transgender health care directives in Oregon and California, Fox Nation editors undercut the story with a cartoonish picture taken from the 1993 family comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

When Fox was considering how to cover the fact that health care regulators have, in a quiet move, directed insurance companies in both California and Oregon to ensure they are offering coverage for transition-related health care when it comes to hormone therapy, chest surgery, cancer screenings and any other treatments deemed medically necessary that are already covered for non-trans patients, it could have decided to give a bare recital of the facts, or it could have even gone so far as to note what a positive milestone this is for basic trans healthcare.

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