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

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“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.