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Healthcare Laws and Policies

Insurance non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly denied health insurance coverage or from being unfairly excluded from coverage for certain health care procedures. Prohibitions on transgender exclusions in health insurance benefits bar health insurance issuers from denying or limiting coverage based on gender identity and require the removal of “transgender exclusions” from health plans.

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Transgender exclusions in health insurance service coverage prohibited (18 states + D.C.)
Law prohibits health insurance discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (13 states + D.C.)
Law prohibits health insurance discrimination based on sexual orientation (0 states)
No law providing LGBT inclusive insurance protections (37 states)
NOTE: Laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity refer to statewide protections against discrimination in benefits coverage provided by insurance plans to LGBT plan enrollees. Prohibitions on transgender exclusions in health insurance benefits prohibit insurance discrimination against transgender people. These states bar health insurance issuers from denying or limiting coverage based on gender identity and require the removal of transgender exclusions from health plans. For more information, please contact the Center for American Progress.

Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws

49% of LGBT population lives in states that prohibit transgender exclusions in health insurance service coverage 37% of LGBT population lives in states with insurance protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity 0% of LGBT population lives in states with insurance protections that include only sexual orientation 50% of LGBT population lives in states that do not have LGBT-inclusive insurance protections

State Medicaid policies reflect varying interpretations of federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. Some state Medicaid policies explicitly include health care related to gender transition for transgender people, whereas other state policies explicitly exclude transgender health coverage and care.

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State Medicaid policy explicitly covers health care related to gender transition for transgender people (12 states + D.C.)
State Medicaid has no explicit policy regarding transgender health coverage and care (23 states)
State Medicaid policy explicitly excludes transgender health coverage and care (15 states)
NOTE: Federal law prohibits discrimination in health care on the basis of gender identity. Interpretation of federal law as it applies to state Medicaid coverage, as well as state Medicaid law itself, varies from state to state, as this map illustrates. For more information, please contact NCTE or CAP.

If you have experienced discrimination in health care, you can file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within 180 days of when the discrimination occurred. OCR also investigates violations involving the improper disclosure or use of your private medical information.

Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws

42% of LGBT population lives in states that explicitly cover health care related to gender transition 41% of LGBT population lives in states that have no explicit policy regarding transgender health coverage and care 16% of LGBT population lives in states that explicitly exclude transgender health coverage and care

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Policy includes transgender health care

Policy excludes transgender health care


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Data current as of 04/25/2017