September 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST | by Staff reports
Colorado insurer offers trans coverage
Denver, transgender, Colorado, gay news, Washington Blade

Currently most plans sold in Colorado and around the country specifically bar medical care for transgender people. (Photo of Denver skyline by Stilfehler via Wikimedia Commons modified)

DENVER — A new health insurance company that is offering some of the lowest prices for health coverage in Colorado said last week it will also cover transgender care, Solutions, a project of the Buechner Institute for Governance at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, reported.

Colorado HealthOP, a new non-profit member-owned health cooperative formed with federal grants money under Obamacare, has vowed that it will not discriminate, the project reported.

Currently most plans sold in Colorado and around the country specifically bar medical care for transgender people. That means most health carriers won’t pay for hormone treatments or gender reassignment surgeries, the article said.

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