Federal health board rules Medicare can pay for recipients' sex reassignment surgeries

  • by: LISA LEFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 - 5:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.

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