Biden-Harris Administration Greenlights Coverage of LGBTQ Care as an Essential Health Benefit in Colorado
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2021). Biden-Harris Administration Greenlights Coverage of LGBTQ+ Care as an Essential Health Benefit in Colorado. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Gender-affirming care (i.e., medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender and nonbinary people) is considered a standard level of care by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Psychiatric Association. This press release describes how CMS approved the request to provide gender-affirming care in the individual and small group health insurance markets in the State of Colorado.