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    A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care
    A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    A new report highlights dramatic changes in how corporations treat trans employees.The number of Fortune 500 companies willing pay for sex reassignment surgeries has gone from zero in 2002 to 169 this year, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.The report, which ranks corporations on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans employees, also found that more than half of corporations with more than 500 employees that participated in the survey now cover the procedures. That’s 418 firms.Some of the biggest names in corporate America are among those who have signed up to cover the procedures, at up to $75,000 per employee. Facebook Inc., Visa, Starbucks Corp., CVS Health Corp. and Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. are just some of the firms that decided this year to begin covering the procedures for their workers for the first time.

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    While the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies now have nondiscrimination policies that explicitly protect employees from being fired for their gender identity or orientation, companies have moved much more slowly when it comes to covering transgender health care. The vast majority of health insurance plans explicitly ban the coverage of any transition-related care, grouping those procedures with elective cosmetic surgery. This has slowly begun to change as mainstream medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, have announced new positions in recent years stating that sex reassignment surgery is not elective for some transgender people. (The American Medical Association said in 2008 that “gender dysphoria” is a “serious medical condition” that can result in “suicidality and death” without proper treatment.)
    more good news
    slowly but surely equality is winning and human beings are getting the treatment they deserve and have a right too.

    I still find it amazing that I get to witness these victories first hand, from equal rights on SSM sweeping across the nation with final victories near to most large cities and corporations already protecting the equal rights of sexual orientation. Its sad that it took till 2014 for many of these people and companies to care about equal rights but as along as we are on the road to fix and right this wrong things are looking great!
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    Re: A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    I wonder when they'll stop trying to institute gun control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care


    more good news
    slowly but surely equality is winning and human beings are getting the treatment they deserve and have a right too.

    I still find it amazing that I get to witness these victories first hand, from equal rights on SSM sweeping across the nation with final victories near to most large cities and corporations already protecting the equal rights of sexual orientation. Its sad that it took till 2014 for many of these people and companies to care about equal rights but as along as we are on the road to fix and right this wrong things are looking great!
    What exactly does that package cover that mine would not? A transsexual operation? The hormone pills?

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    Re: A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What exactly does that package cover that mine would not? A transsexual operation? The hormone pills?
    That's right, didn't you know that people have a God-given right to change their sex and have their employer pay for it?
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    Re: A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    I do find it somewhat inconsistent, not necessarily in a bad way, that gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, etc., who strongly, and rightly in my view, point out that they do not chose their sexual lot in life - they are born who they are - believe everyone should respect and acknowledge that fact. I agree. And yet, the whole point of transgender treatment is to "correct" mistakes of God/nature and to allow individuals to live outwardly, within their bodies, as they feel inwardly, within their minds.

    Contrary to this, there's a lot of cynicism and ridicule from these same people of any person who is naturally homosexual yet wants to be straight and strives to seek treatments that will help them live inwardly, in their minds, as they do outwardly, within their bodies.

    These comments are not made in a negative way, but as a reflection of my own view that I wish for all individuals a life where they are happy and comfortable with who they are externally and internally and I wish for a society where nobody tries to interfere.
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    Re: A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What exactly does that package cover that mine would not? A transsexual operation? The hormone pills?
    From what I've seen, they cover hormone pills. Not sure about the operations, though.
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    Re: A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    What exactly does that package cover that mine would not? A transsexual operation? The hormone pills?
    as the article states and my qoute state

    " The vast majority of health insurance plans explicitly ban the coverage of any transition-related care, grouping those procedures with elective cosmetic surgery. This has slowly begun to change as mainstream medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, have announced new positions in recent years stating that sex reassignment surgery is not elective for some transgender people. (The American Medical Association said in 2008 that “gender dysphoria” is a “serious medical condition” that can result in “suicidality and death” without proper treatment.)"

    more education and discover as gotten the insurance companies to understand that its not "elective cosmetic surgery"

    so the transition is now covered or at least partial covered in certain way by certain plans

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    "Eight states have banned insurance companies from explicitly excluding surgeries for transgender people, and a handful of states even offer coverage for the procedures through Medicaid."

    which is also big. Be nice if insurance actually listened to the medical community (more) and didnt make up thier own policies. But we are making progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    1.)I do find it somewhat inconsistent, not necessarily in a bad way, that gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, etc., who strongly, and rightly in my view, point out that they do not chose their sexual lot in life - they are born who they are - believe everyone should respect and acknowledge that fact. I agree. And yet, the whole point of transgender treatment is to "correct" mistakes of God/nature and to allow individuals to live outwardly, within their bodies, as they feel inwardly, within their minds.

    2.) Contrary to this, there's a lot of cynicism and ridicule from these same people of any person who is naturally homosexual yet wants to be straight and strives to seek treatments that will help them live inwardly, in their minds, as they do outwardly, within their bodies.

    3.) These comments are not made in a negative way, but as a reflection of my own view that I wish for all individuals a life where they are happy and comfortable with who they are externally and internally and I wish for a society where nobody tries to interfere.
    1.) you find it inconsistent because you are mixing two things that are factually not the same. Being gay and having gender dysphoria or sexual identity issues etc (some terms old and new) are not the same.

    2.) again you are confusing two things that are not the same, im not even sure what your example is trying to say but a person who has a homosexual orientation that simply wants to have a heterosexual orientation is not the same thing as being gay or having gender dysphoria in general. These things are much deeper or in some cases not. The majority of gay people are just find with themselves, they are different things.

    3.) thats good you wish that, your confusion can be cleared up by studding/learning the difference and riding yourself of misinformation, assumption and ignorance on the subject (not meant in a bad way). There is much on this subject (the science and medical community info) that I myself do not know.
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