“This should be a simple fix.”
| Houston Co., Ga. – Sgt. Anna Lange is an openly transgender Houston Co. Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Lange says her coworkers and bosses have been supportive …
But she says after her insurance provider initially told her they would cover gender reassignment surgery, it turned out the county’s employee insurance plan wasn’t giving her its 100 percent.
“They submitted the pre-authorization and were like, ‘Nope, sorry — you’re excluded … ”
Lange’s lawyer, Noah Lewis, says Houston County’s insurance policy doesn’t cover any transgender medical procedures, something he says could violate federal non-discrimination law.
But he and Lange both also said they’d rather settle the issue without litigation. Martina Takes On “Female” Athletes With Penises
“We don’t want to go to court over this, we don’t think it needs to have any legal action taken,” said Lewis. “This should be a simple fix.”
That fix, Lewis said, would be a vote by county commissioners to include coverage for transgender-related medical procedures.
Lange says if she had her choice, gender dysphoria, which means your gender identity doesn’t match your biological sex, wouldn’t have ever been a factor in her life.
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