Removing the Constraints to Coverage of Gender-Confirming Healthcare by State Medicaid Programs

Author:Nicole M. True
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2012

In April of 2010, the United States Tax Court in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner held that sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy are tax-deductible medical expenses under the Internal Revenue Code. In the course of reaching its decision, the court found that sex reassignment surgery is a medically necessary treatment for gender identity disorder and that the medical community generally agrees ... (see full summary)

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