8 doctors weighed in:
Can a sex change be covered by health insurance if gender identity disorder is proven?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on benefits
This will depend in the unique benefits of each plan.
I would contact your plan administrator to ascertain your level of benefit coverage.

In brief: Depends on benefits
This will depend in the unique benefits of each plan.
I would contact your plan administrator to ascertain your level of benefit coverage.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Linda Gromko
In my area, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, and Amazon have covered Transgender benefits for a while. But it highly variable. We are expecting that MANY more insurance companies will be covering TG health services. LGromko MD
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes to may cover
As vp joe biden said recently, referring to equality for transgender -identified persons, "this is the civil rights issue of our time.
" increasingly, health insurers are covering gender-affirming medical interventions. Those of us who advocate for trans-inclusion & equality view these treatments on par w/ treatments for medical conditions" like pregnancy. No one would say pregnancy is a disorder!

In brief: Yes to may cover
As vp joe biden said recently, referring to equality for transgender -identified persons, "this is the civil rights issue of our time.
" increasingly, health insurers are covering gender-affirming medical interventions. Those of us who advocate for trans-inclusion & equality view these treatments on par w/ treatments for medical conditions" like pregnancy. No one would say pregnancy is a disorder!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Update 7/16: For fairly recent list of health plans covering gender affirming medical treatments, including surgeries, see: http://www.hrc.org/resources/finding-insurance-for-transgender-related-healthcare
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Difficult to answer
There are few insurances that will cover the total or even major portions of a sex change procedure from start to finish.
There're various organizations and grants that can help. Google " glbt, lgbt, algbtic, lgbtco" for more information. There are ways for you to succeed.

In brief: Difficult to answer
There are few insurances that will cover the total or even major portions of a sex change procedure from start to finish.
There're various organizations and grants that can help. Google " glbt, lgbt, algbtic, lgbtco" for more information. There are ways for you to succeed.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes, in many cases.
Whether Gender medications, therapy, and/or surgery are covered may depend on your policy.
Many large companies (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) do cover transgender care. Some cities cover it for their employees, i.e., Seattle, San Francisco. And a number of universities cover it for students covered on student insurance. Many policies say they cover it, but are still hammering out the details.

In brief: Yes, in many cases.
Whether Gender medications, therapy, and/or surgery are covered may depend on your policy.
Many large companies (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) do cover transgender care. Some cities cover it for their employees, i.e., Seattle, San Francisco. And a number of universities cover it for students covered on student insurance. Many policies say they cover it, but are still hammering out the details.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Dr. Linda Gromko
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