State of VT: health insurers can't deny sex-change surgery due to patient's age

State insurance regulators says "Vermont insurers are prohibited from making coverage determinations for medically necessary gender-affirming care based solely on age" including gender-change surgery



"The revised bulletin states unequivocally that insurers may not deny coverage of gender affirmation surgery due to the insured’s age, unless other clinical factors or circumstances support the decision,” said DFR Commissioner Michael Pieciak. “We determined the clarification was necessary after receiving complaints from young Vermonters and their parents that coverage of gender-affirming care had been denied based on age."

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  • R. Lee Walther
    commented 2019-06-25 19:44:37 -0400
    Gender-Affirming? I thought God took care of that. Oh, that’s right, the very notion of God is no longer acceptable to the central planners who now run the show. What about mental illness? Wouldn’t it make sense to have the attention-seeking child – or parent, if “Munchausen by proxy” is in play – first see a shrink? And what happens when the novelty wares off? Are we going to pay for that too? This has got to be the stupidest idea yet…