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CONNECTICUT REQUIRES HEALTH INSURERS TO COVER GENDER CHANGE SURGERY
breitbart.com ^ | 12/29/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY

Posted on 12/29/2013 8:53:46 PM PST by massmike

The state of Connecticut’s insurance department is requiring all health insurance companies providing plans in the state to cover gender change surgery and hormone therapy, as well as mental health counseling related to gender transition.

According to the Courant, the state’s insurance department used two statutes, a 2011 law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression, and laws requiring coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, to justify coverage for gender changes.

The latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists gender identity disorder – or gender dysphoria – as a mental disorder.

The Courant reports that Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) called Connecticut’s decision “a significant step forward.”

“In some cases, transgender individuals would try to get coverage for this treatment and be categorically denied…which led to people paying out of pocket or forgoing their treatment altogether,” said Zack Paakkonen, an attorney with GLAD.

Paakkonen added that failure of insurance companies to cover gender change treatments can lead to dire consequences, such as suicide attempts and substance abuse, among those wanting them. Insurance companies have 90 days to review their policies to ensure they are in compliance with the new state directive.

Connecticut joins California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. in requiring health insurers to cover gender change treatment and surgeries.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: exchanges; genderchange; homosexualagenda; obamacare

1 posted on 12/29/2013 8:53:47 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Ping me when the civil war starts.


2 posted on 12/29/2013 8:57:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: massmike

They should receive mental health counseling only. ONLY.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 9:06:34 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: massmike; Chode
voluntary sterilization, nothing more.
4 posted on 12/29/2013 9:11:45 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Don’t even know if they should get that.

What they really need is a Christian message of deliverance.


5 posted on 12/29/2013 9:14:26 PM PST by what's up
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To: massmike

But of course. We have to be liberal on these LGBT issues to make GLAAD and Lambda Legal happy.

Is this really surprising?


6 posted on 12/29/2013 9:20:25 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: massmike
Connecticut joins California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.

I'm surprised to not see my state on that list (WA).

7 posted on 12/29/2013 9:22:37 PM PST by steve86 (*Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: massmike

It’s a Northeast state, right? Why don’t they just mandate castration of all males born. Do it biologically instead of thru the education mill. It’s quicker and easier that way.


8 posted on 12/29/2013 9:23:09 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: massmike

There goes the entire premise for Dog Day Afternoon.


9 posted on 12/29/2013 10:05:57 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: massmike

Zack Pack ‘em on in?


10 posted on 12/29/2013 10:07:49 PM PST by Rastus
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To: massmike

How long before there are no health insurers willing to provide coverage in Connecticut? In addition to the new gun laws and taxes, it seems Connecticut is paving its own way to its demise.


11 posted on 12/30/2013 2:51:06 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: massmike

Well, I suppose that’s good for anyone in the government there.


12 posted on 12/30/2013 4:01:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Morgana
works for me...
13 posted on 12/30/2013 4:54:27 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: massmike
Coming soon.


14 posted on 12/30/2013 5:32:19 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: massmike

That will certainly help lower costs and access. You can’t get your broken leg set but you can get you johnson removed lickity split.


15 posted on 12/30/2013 2:51:22 PM PST by Organic Panic
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