Tag: transgender

Unpacking Colorado’s New Guidance on Transgender Health

The Affordable Care Act improved insurance coverage of gender-affirming care, but insurers still impose coverage restrictions that result in discriminatory barriers for transgender people seeking health care services. In a new post for the Commonwealth Fund, Katie Keith reviews the history and current landscape of insurance coverage of gender-affirming care, including Colorado’s changes to its Essential Health Benefits benchmark plan that are aimed at closing coverage gaps.

Some States Consider Nondiscrimination Requirements

In implementing the Affordable Care Act, state regulators may increasingly look for ways to ensure that health insurance does not discriminate against certain groups of individuals, such as people living with HIV, older Americans, and even women. In this spirit, Katie Keith describes how Colorado and the District of Columbia each took recent steps to prohibit insurers from discriminating against enrollees based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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