Biden’s healthcare plan, paid for by taxpayers, covers gender reassignment surgery

Biden’s healthcare plan, paid for by taxpayers, covers gender reassignment surgery
Transgender flag. (Image via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

[Ed. – This one is right from the horse’s … er — mouth.]

Biden will ensure that LGBTQ+ individuals have full access to all appropriate health care treatments and resources. This includes covering care related to transitioning — including gender confirmation surgery. And, it includes covering HIV treatment and prevention. Biden will ensure that federal health plans provide coverage for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) — lifesaving, highly effective HIV prevention medications. Fortunately, thanks to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPSTF), PrEP must be covered without cost-sharing starting in 2021. Biden will ensure other costs, including for lab and clinical services, are covered. He will also put a stop to price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry by taking action when drugs are abusively priced by manufacturers.

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