Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner
The department's stance bars health insurers from banning or limiting health care coverage for transgender individuals for medical procedures that are otherwise covered, such as mastectomies for transgender men or breast enhancement for transgender women.
To enforce the decision, the
"Every person deserves fair and equal access to health care," Afable said. "The law is clear. Discrimination based on sex, including for individuals who are transgender, is against the law. We are grateful to the
Afable's stance follows the
Afable's prohibition on gender-based health coverage discrimination applies the
In one of the cases,
"I get calls from transgender individuals running into insurance problems all the time," Pledl said. "This will eliminate all those pockets of discrimination and there'll just be one standard across the state."
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