Obamacare to cover majority of transgender woman’s sex reassignment surgery costs

Obamacare to cover majority of transgender woman’s sex reassignment surgery costs

Next year will be Lisa Larson’s 60th birthday, but it will be the first time she’s true to herself. Larson started the transition process almost a year ago to the day, and though she’s never been happier, she worries society still won’t accept her as a woman.

“We have no control over this, if we had cancer, I’d have as much control over it, or my green eyes,” Larson explained.

Lisa Larson says she’s felt trapped in a man’s body since the age of 3, but surgery has been financially out of reach.

“For a vaginoplasty, breast implants, facial reconstruction, hormones, laser hair removal, for everything that needed to be done, my first quote was $70,000,” Larson added.

However, with the help of Obamacare, Larson says she is looking at paying $5,000 out of pocket for the surgery, but because the surgery wouldn’t be covered in South Carolina, Larson’s been speaking with surgeons in Georgia.

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