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Metro Nashville Benefits Board denies expanded coverage for gender-affirming care, again

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2023
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Nashville's Metro Employee Benefits Board has again refused to expand employee health insurance to cover gender-affirmation surgery, with a majority arguing that the benefits expansion would have been an unnecessary and expensive carve out for a small group of employees. The board voted 5-3 against the plan, which would have covered those over the age of 18. This comes 18 months after a similar proposal failed and despite the strong support from outgoing Mayor John Cooper. His office said the fight to extend the benefit to the city's employees will...

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