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Gender Care Now Covered Under Medicaid

January 10th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s Department of Health has announced that gender-affirming care is now covered under the Maryland Medicaid program.  The Trans Health Equity Act was passed in 2023 and requires Medicaid to cover gender-affirming care, ensuring equitable health care access for individuals who are transgender and gender diverse.  Newly covered services include hormone therapy, voice surgery, hair removal and transplants, and gender affirming surgery as well as reversal of prior procedures.