HHS: Medicare can no longer ban transgender healthcare coverage

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services repealed a moratorium, issued in 1981, that prevented Medicare from even considering covering transgender healthcare.

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Dept. of Health and Human Services could end Medicare's ban on transgender healthcare coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may remove a blanket ban on coverage for transgender healthcare through Medicare, reports BuzzFeed.

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April 2, 2013

HHS drops 'public comment' process on medicare/medicaid covering transgender healthcare

The Health and Human Services Department has decided to forgo the public comment process, and instead rely on a panel of experts to determine whether to lift its 32 year-old policy against covering Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in its Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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