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
Pages:1329-1362
SUMMARY

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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