Thursday, September 27, 2018

Win in Federal District Court for Trans HealthCare

A fascinating and complex federal court win (on most claims) for a woman who brought a claim against her employer (which happens to be a health insurer) and the insurance administration company that denied her coverage for trans-related health care for her son. Despite a bruising loss of some claims at the wrong-headed Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last year, this District Court of Minnesota opinion shows that the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition of sex discrimination in healthcare, in combination with Title IX, is alive and well and protects trans people. The case of Tovar v. Essentia is here: Kudos to Gender Justice and Christy Hall for making this happen.

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