26th August 2014
US: Cincinnati to cover transition-related procedures under health insurance 1
8:00 PM — Medically necessary transition-related procedures will be covered under Cincinnati, Ohio's health insurance starting next year.
US: Study shows health insurance disparities faced by LGBT community
6:20 PM — A newly released study shows US LGBT adults are more likely to lack health insurance coverage than their non-LGBT counterparts.
30th June 2014
US: Massachusetts to cover transgender medical care in state health plan
5:57 PM — Massachusetts has become the third state to cover all trans-related medical care in its government health plan.
14th March 2014
US Government orders insurers to provide equal coverage to gay married couples
4:30 PM — Health insurance providers in the US will be as of next year required to provide equal cover for married gay and lesbian couples, the federal government has said.
30th March 2013
US: Public consultation on hold while Medicare definition of gender reassignment as ‘experimental’ challenged 2
9:55 PM — A consultation on US healthcare programmes covering gender reassignment surgery was quickly halted, with the Department of Health and Human Services saying they must first consider a challenge to Medicare's definition of the surgery as "experimental".
15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
3rd October 2012
US: Trans woman’s health insurance will pay for gender-reassignment surgery 7
10:36 PM — A New York trans woman has won the right to have gender-reassignment surgery paid for by her health insurance, following an out of court settlement with her insurance company.
25th September 2012
Tennessee: University says it cannot offer health insurance benefits to unmarried gay couples 7
8:32 PM — Administrators at the University of Tennessee have announced that they will not offer health insurance benefits to partners of gay employees.
5th June 2012
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.