Virginia H.B. 1466 (USA)

On January 17, Virginia state delegate Debra Rodman introduced H.B. 1466, a bill that would require insurance companies to “provide coverage under the health benefit plan without discrimination on the basis of gender identity or status as a transgender individual.”

The bill would additionally require insurance companies to provide cover age “for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex” to individuals whose “gender identity” includes receiving such services, and would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage of “medically necessary transition-related care.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Virginia state delegate Danica Roem, a man who identifies as a transgender woman and who was recently elected to the state legislature as “the first openly trans person seated in a state legislature in the U.S.”

 

V.A. bill would ban anti-trans health insurance discrimination — Washington Blade