As a group, we are constantly reading together to broaden our analysis of social reproduction. We are always interested in socializing the readings we do so we are happy to introduce a new page on our site where we’ll begin listing some syllabi that are important to our analysis and growth. As of late, we have been reading about transgender health care and transliberation. Check out our four week syllabus, posted on the new page, and let us know what you think!
The recent ban on transgender health coverage from Medicare has been lifted. Though there is more fighting to be done, this is a positive step forward. Here are some quick facts regarding what this means:
Medicare is for folks 65 and older. This ruling does not affect Medicaid, a program which used by low income recipients.
The ban was put in place originally in 1981 when treatment regarding gender identity was seen as experimental. However, now many medical groups see it as safe and effective treatment for gender dysphoria.
Though the blanket ban will be lifted, individuals will not be guaranteed coverage but will be evaluated by their health physicians to justify their need for treatment.