Medicare & Transgender Older Adults
January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
“It has been almost ten years since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed longstanding policy and began coverage of medically necessary gender-affirming surgeries. In that time there has been significant clarification of Medicare policies for many services to transgender adults. Here are some basics. ”
Transgender older adults have unique health care needs. Here’s what Medicare is doing to address them.