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Kaiser to cover transgender services in its plans

A year ago, transgender people in Colorado were facing trouble getting health insurance plans to cover medically necessary treatments. People around the state were having trouble getting both routine tests and specific treatments paid for by insurance.. No longer. Now at least two health insurance plans have pledged to cover all services for all Coloradans.… Continue Reading Kaiser to cover transgender services in its plans

Despite a Division of Insurance edict prohibiting health care discrimination based on transgender status, the problem still persists in the state. Kelly Costello was denied coverage for surgery that allowed him to transition from a woman to a man, just as the state was saying those denials are no longer allowed. And Nicole Garcia has… Continue Reading Transgender discrimination persists despite state ruling

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DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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Leo Kattari has to go to the doctor every three months for blood tests, and he takes biweekly testosterone shots. Although he has health insurance through his job, the policy covered none of the checkups, lab tests or medicines. “I spend about $200, $300 every time I go to the doctor,” he said. “My doctor… Continue Reading DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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More US companies covering transgender surgery

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More and more large corporations, including Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney, are covering surgery for transgender employees as part of their health plans. The trend follows a concerted push by transgender rights advocates to get employers and insurers to see sex reassignment the way the American Medical Association does – as a medically indicated… Continue Reading More US companies covering transgender surgery

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