(Participant: Focus Group 2)
Get Involved. Show your support for safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender nonconforming people! Check out SRLP’s healthcare campaign.
In New York State, Medicaid will not cover many types of health care that transgender people need. The impact on low income trans people and trans people of color is dramatic. SRLP has put together a number of resources documenting this impact.
The Human Cost. Working with the Legal Aid Society and the Empire Justice Center, we conducted focus groups where transgender consumers of medicaid and trans people eligible for medicaid could share and discuss their experiences. Read people’s stories in the full report here.
The Statistics. SRLP and public health researcher Aleza Summit have put together a fact sheet about the costs and benefits of refusing to provide transgender health care. In this fact sheet, we show how the costs to the state, and to human life, would be improved substantially by covering this health care. Read the fact sheet here.