A potential rule change by President Donald Trump’s administration repealing anti-discrimination language for transgender people was blasted on Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The change would effect a provision in the Affordable Care Act provides for protections for transgender patients against discrimination.

“The Trump administration’s latest scheme to overturn an Obama-era rule under the Affordable Care Act that provided anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans is repugnant and unacceptable,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“While this federal administration works to roll back healthcare, in New York we are doing the opposite. We took action in this year’s state budget to ensure all New Yorkers are protected from insurance discrimination by enshrining these critical protections from the Affordable Care Act into state law.”

The Department of Health in New York has already issued a directive that transgender patients cannot be discriminated against, while insurance regulators at the Department of Financial Services have issued rules that would expand the range of protections.

“My message to transgender and gender nonconforming New Yorkers is simple: We have your back. Your healthcare will not be jeopardized because of this proposed rule,” Cuomo said. “And we will not stop fighting to ensure equal protections for every New Yorker regardless of their gender identify.”