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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New-York-state
Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program. [...]

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Blue Cross extends coverage to married same-sex couples in Alabama

Sunday, December 14, 2014
alabama
Despite Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, the coverage extends to those married out-of-state in order to comply with a federal rule. [...]

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Medicare, Medicaid propose new rules to recognize same-sex spouses

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Medicare-Medicaid
The new regulations would revise language to ensure terms like "spouse" and "representative" include gay and lesbian spouses for the purposes of healthcare visitation and decision-making. [...]

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Oregon Medicaid to extend coverage to gender dysphoria treatments

Friday, August 15, 2014
Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's Medicaid program will soon pay for gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other treatments for transgender patients, becoming on Thursday the third state besides the District of Columbia to extend coverage to gender dysphoria treatments. [...]

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Massachusetts to remove barriers to transgender related healthcare

Friday, June 20, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.)
BOSTON — A range of gender identity treatments — including hormone therapy and gender-reassignment surgery — could soon be covered in both private insurance and in public programs for Massachusetts residents. The Patrick administration said Friday that it’s seeking to extend health care coverage for medically necessary treatments needed to [...]

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New York state sued over lack of transgender Medicaid coverage

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New-York
NEW YORK -- A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan against the state health commissioner, seeks class-action status on behalf of ... [...]

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HHS issues visitation policy for LGBT partners in hospice, long-term care

Monday, July 1, 2013
cms
WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an official policy guidance Monday making it clear that same-sex partners and others must be given equal visitation rights at long-term care facilities, regardless of their marital [...]

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Oregon set to cover transgender youth under Medicaid

Friday, January 25, 2013
Oregon
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon state Health Plan and its Healthy Kids Program will soon begin covering medically-necessary care for young people experiencing gender dysphoria on Oct. 1, 2014, making Oregon the first state to ensure coverage of transgender kids under Medicaid. [...]

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Obama Administration extends Medicaid protections to same-sex couples

Saturday, June 11, 2011
medicaid
The Obama Administration on Friday set forth new policy guidelines expanding states’ ability to provide same-sex couples with the same coverage offered to heterosexual couples when they receive long-term care under Medicaid. [...]

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