Not research, but a resource that could be quite useful in helping people access care… and we know that the ability to access care has a dramatic and positive effect on outcomes.
"Getting your insurance to cover the health care you need can be difficult. The good news is that it should be getting easier. Many insurance plans have gotten rid of exclusions that single out transgender people, and trans people are protected from public and private insurance discrimination under federal law and state laws, including in Medicaid and Medicare."
"But some insurance plans still make it hard to get coverage for transition-related health care, especially surgical care. "
"The most important thing to remember is that your insurance should cover transition-related care. However, you may need to show your insurance company why the treatment you need is medically necessary for you, with letters from your health care providers."
"If you are denied coverage or if your plan has an exclusion, you may also need to explain to your insurance company or employer why it is illegal discrimination to exclude medically necessary transition-related care."
"Use this guide to help you navigate the coverage process."