Proposed NY rule would have sex-change surgery covered under Medicaid

December 17, 2014 12:19 AM

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A proposed rule from the New York State Department of Health could cover treatments for gender dysphoria, including sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, under the state's Medicaid program, according to a published report.

Capital New York reported that the program would cover hormone therapy and surgery for those 18 years of age and older and for people who have been living for at least a year in a gender role that is "congruent" with their gender identity.

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