Medicare & Transgender Older Adults
January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
“It has been almost ten years since the Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) changed longstanding policy and began coverage of medically
necessary gender-affirming surgeries. In that time there has been significant
clarification of Medicare policies for many services to transgender adults.
Here are some basics.
Transgender older adults have unique health care needs. Here’s what Medicare is doing
to address them.