Some more good news for the transgender men and women out of San Fran. From The Huffington Post:
In 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to offer universal health care to its citizens through the Healthy SF program, which provides government subsidized health services to uninsured residents. Now, with a unanimous vote of the San Francisco Health Commission, the Healthy SF program will extend to transgender patients.
“Until now, Healthy SF excluded care for transgender issues, even when the procedures are medically necessary,” said Kristina Wertz, director of policy and programs at the Transgender Law Center. “A transgender man may need a hysterectomy as part of his transgender operations and it wouldn’t be covered, but a non-transgender woman could need the exact same procedure and it would be covered.”
Though limited to the cities health plan, it is my hope that this drop in the water will ripple out to elsewhere.