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Transgender New Jersey Woman, Wins Insurance Coverage For Mammogram


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Transgender New Jersey Woman, Wins Insurance Coverage For Mammogram

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A New Jersey-based transgender woman has successfully appealed a decision made by her health insurance company to deny her coverage for a mammogram, even after her doctor recommended she undergo the procedure. Transgender Legal Defense and Education...

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I don't know how potential cancers are found in men, as men can also get breast cancer, though rare. But it seems to me that considering humans can get breast cancer, the claim should never have been denied to begin with - whether the patient was male or female, whether he or she was trans or cis, and no matter what method was necessary to screen for, or to verify the suspicion of it's existence.

It's sad that because this woman is TG/TS, she was originally denied benefits. And it's simply amazing how fast the insurance company back-pedalled when their idiocy (and insensativity) was pointed out.

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