Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

Victory! New York State Lifts Medicaid Ban on Transgender Health Care

Victory! New York State Lifts Medicaid Ban on Transgender Health Care

Final Step in Process Ensures Transgender New Yorkers Have Access to Medically Necessary Care

March 19, 2015 - Transgender New Yorkers covered by Medicaid can now access the medically necessary health care they have been denied for nearly two decades! Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health have officially adopted a new regulation that ends the 17-year-old exclusion of transgender health care from New York's Medicaid program. The new regulation, which... more