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D.C. Announces Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage for Trans People!

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SRLP is thrilled about D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s announcement today that all transition-related healthcare will be covered by Washington DC’s public and private health insurance plans — including Medicaid. This is a huge victory that recognizes the medical necessity of trans healthcare and the fact that exclusions from coverage for healthcare  discriminate against trans people and destroy lives.

“This is an important policy change for trans and gender non-conforming people in DC, who will now have access to medically necessary care under Medicaid,” said Reina Gossett, SRLP’s Director of Membership. “In New York, that’s still not the case, even though Health Commissioner Nirav Shah called the state a ‘leader in promoting transgender issues.’ We all need access to safe, affordable healthcare now!”

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