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HCFANY Applauds Guidance Protecting Transgender Individuals from Insurance Discrimination

NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) issued a press release praising Governor Cuomo’s  administration for issuing guidance to all commercial insurance companies barring denials of medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria. Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at Community Service Society of New York and co-founder of HCFANY, stated, “We are proud that our State stands up for the rights of transgender New Yorkers by guaranteeing them equal access to health care coverage. New York State’s new insurer guidance brings us one step closer to ending discrimination based on a person’s gender identity.”