Transgender Washington, D.C., residents will now be able to purchase insurance policies that include coverage for transition-related care on the D.C. health exchange or through Medicaid benefits.
The results largely point to higher rates of suicide, homicide, and cardiovascular disease.
Although health care discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is now illegal, some providers still do not offer coverage for same-sex couples.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has reversed course after a glitch left multiple gay couples and their families without health insurance.
The Office of Personnel Management is reviewing the insurance policies currently offered to agency employees, evaluating whether or not to include transition-related care on future plans.
The state's insurance department issued a directive informing health insurance companies operating within the state that they are now required to cover benefits.