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Will Medicare Cover Sex-Change Surgery in Near Future?

“The decision on whether Medicare pays for sex-change operations is now in the hands of regional administrators” after a decision that overturned a national policy of not covering such procedures, CNN News reports. The ruling will give “15 regional contractors who administer the Medicare program to decide whether sex-change surgeries will be covered in their territories.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) issued a statement saying that the decision is “consistent with the consensus of the medical and scientific community that access to gender transition-related care is medically necessary for many people with gender dysphoria.”

Read the article published by CNN News.