Proposed N.Y. Rule Would Allow Medicaid To Pay For Hormone Treatments For Transgender Youths
The new policy would allow coverage of hormones that forestall puberty. Also, a look at the difficulties faced by some couples to stay together when looking for long-term care covered by Medicaid.
The New York Times:
For Transgender Youths In New York, It Would Be A Health Care Milestone
The New York State Health Department has signaled that it intends to allow transgender youths to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups. The move, announced on Wednesday in a proposed rule in the State Register, would allow minors who are being treated for gender dysphoria to receive Medicaid payment for pubertal suppressants and cross-sex hormone therapy, which mimic the biological chemistry of the opposite gender. (McKinley, 10/5)
Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier:
Senior Couple Forced Apart Due To Medicaid Limits
After 63 years of marriage, Paul and Wilma Clauss are now living apart — and not by choice. It wasn't the dementia, which caused Paul Clauss' health to deteriorate to the point of requiring constant care. No, it was the limited number of beds for Medicaid patients, their daughter Cyndy Clauss says. (Ellison, 10/5)