Encouraging news out of New York State this morning. The state is considering covering gender reassignment surgery under Medicaid.
A panel considering ways to revamp Medicaid in New York has proposed that the program that pays for low-income residents' health care cover transgender surgery and hormone replacement therapy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed a task force earlier this year to overhaul the Medicaid system and cut costs. A group of health care professionals examining disparities in coverage is expected to decide next week where the transgender proposal fits on its list of priorities.
California and Minnesota already cover the procedure. A decision is expected in time for next year's budget. (Hat tip to Jack)