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NYC Transgender Woman Wins Coverage For Procedure

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) said Wednesday that MVP Health Care reversed a previous decision and agreed to cover a doctor-recommended procedure for a New York City transgender woman. The American Medical Association recommends insurance coverage of necessary medical care for transgender patients.

The Associated Press
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October 3, 2012
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Weathering the Storms of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment

If the Minnesota anti-marriage-equality amendment passes, issues like [being dropped from insurance] will only increase for Jason and me and hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans. We will have to work individually with companies that have antiquated policies regarding gay and lesbian couples. There will be no incentive for them to improve their policies as long as Minnesota does not recognize our relationships. There could even be an elimination of existing protections for same-sex couples.

Huffington Post
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October 3, 2012
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