Shifting Federal Policies Threaten Health Coverage For Trans Americans

Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender confirmation surgery if she paid in cash upfront, without using her health insurance. Yet after the surgery, Vetens received an explanation of benefits saying the hospital had billed her insurer nearly $92,000.

For trans Americans, the policy landscape has changed under the Trump administration, making it harder to get the cost of treatments such as gender confirmation surgery covered.

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