THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In December, 2012, the Oregon Insurance Division announced sweeping new protections for transgender Oregonians. This is an apparent follow-up to a 2007 law that bans discrimination against LGBT people. Private insurers will find loopholes to deny benefits/coverage for trans people throughly tightened.
The division’s bulletin states that denying trans people coverage would constitute gender identity discrimination. One Oregon LGBT publication (PQ Monthly) summed up a number of no-nos, including refusal to renew or cancellation of a policy, the setting of different rates, “pre-existing conditions” disqualification, and the denial of GI related mental health services. A Think Progress report expands on this just a bit more and includes PQ Monthly’s summary in full: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/07/1405281/oregon-insurance-companies-can-no-longer-discriminate-against-transgender-people/
I had info on this earlier but the source was iffy. With the new sources, it does appear the division’s bulletin benefits trans people in powerfully positive way.
I’m also posting the entire bulletin in the comments section below.
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