Gender reassignment insurance included in UC Berkeley health plan

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A spectrum of different procedures associated with the transition and maintenance are covered. The University of California Berkeley announced that gender reassignment insurance coverage is included in its health plans. This means transgender students will be able to obtain coverage for a wide range of elective procedures linked to transitioning. The coverage includes quite an array of different procedures such as electrolysis hair removal. Students traditionally feel frustrated with the cost of health plans. This year, transgender students may feel relief from the gender reassignment insurance coverage. This announcement occurred…

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Health care reform taking an extra step for inclusion of LGBT community

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Efforts being made to make sure that the Affordable Care Act applies to transgender people. The Department of Health and Human Services has recently released a letter that has been hailed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates, and that has clarified certain health care reform provisions that prohibit sex discrimination that is currently experienced by transgender people through their coverage. The HHS has stated that it is discriminatory for these individuals to be denied coverage. This regulation applies to both employers and insurers, who, based on the health…

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