A Settlement Will Require Georgia to Pay for State Employees' Gender-Affirming Care

Posted on AllSides October 20th, 2023
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The state of Georgia will be required to cover gender-affirming care in health plans for its employees and their families, according to the terms of a court settlement announced on Thursday. In a statement, attorneys for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), which brought the lawsuit against the state, said the settlement guarantees that the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) will now cover gender-affirming care for all state employees, their spouses, and any dependents, effective immediately. That includes all “transgender surgery and/or other services” that meet WPATH...

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