SRLP is excited to hear that with an independent panel review coming to a close, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to end Medicare’s blanket ban on gender-affirming surgery for transgender people. If passed, this decision will send an important message in support of SRLP’s argument that repealing Medicaid exclusions for trans people in New York State is a necessary change that will enable our community members to meet our most basic health care needs. We urge HHS to make this commitment!
To read more about this news, visit: http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/hhs-expected-to-lift-blanket-medicare-ban-on-sex-reassignmen
Learn more about SRLP’s work to win accessible and affirming healthcare for low-income transgender and gender nonconforming New Yorkers here: http://srlp.org/healthcare