Transgender New Yorkers’ Rights

December 14, 2014 5:03 PM

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Transgender New Yorkers’ Rights

Governor Andrew Cuomo announces on Thursday that insurance companies can no longer deny transgender New Yorkers the right for gender reassignment surgeries and other treatments.

In a letter to the insurers the state Department of Financial Services said they “may not deny medically necessary treatment otherwise covered by a health insurance policy solely on the basis that treatment is for gender dysphoria.”

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