Calif. and Ore. instruct insurers to cover transgender patients

01/13/2013 | Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.), The

Oregon and California instructed a number of health insurers not to reject benefits for transgender clients. Insurers must cover medically needed procedures and drugs for transgender patients if the therapies are covered for other patients. The policies are clarifications of anti-discrimination laws and are not new positions, officials said.

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Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.), The