Medicare Can No Longer Ban Coverage for Sex-Change Procedures

May 31, 2014 2:50 PM

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Gender reassignment surgery will now be covered under Medicare. On this past Friday, the Obama Administration lifted the 33-year-old ban, which will place pressure on other insurance providers to offer similar kinds of coverage for these procedures.

The ban was lifted due to a ruling made by the Department of Health and Human Services board. The board had ruled in favor of 74-year-old army veteran, Denee Mallon, who was born a man but identifies as a woman. Mallon had filed for Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery but was rejected....

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