Commercial Insurers should Provide Needed Treatment to Gender Dysphoria: NY’s Financial Regulators

December 12, 2014 12:11 PM

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Commercial Insurers should Provide Needed Treatment to Gender Dysphoria: NY’s Financial Regulators

On Thursday, New York's financial regulators suggested health insurers to cover transgender treatment. The Department of Financial Services said commercial insurers should not deny the treatment for gender dysphoria when someone's gender at birth does not match his or her identity.

Department Superintendent Ben Lawsky was of the view that the now, discrimination against transgender people would not be tolerated. The current edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has classified gender dysphoria as a mental disorder....

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