Medicaid Begins Coverage For Sexchanges
Illinois Medicaid Paying For Sex Reassignment Surgeries
Governor Jay Pritzker (Illinois) has ordered the state’s Medicaid program to begin covering the costs of sex reassignment surgeries for transgender people.
“Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and I’m committed to ensuring our LGBTQ community and all Illinoisans have access to that right,” said Pritzker. “Expanding Medicaid to cover gender affirming surgeries is cost effective, helps avoid long term health consequences, and most importantly is the right thing to do. With continued attacks coming from Washington, this administration will always stand with our transgender community and their right to lead safe and healthy lives.”
The Illinois DHFS will develop guidelines to offer coverage to people diagnosed with gender dysphoria to pay for genital and breast-related surgeries.
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