Man Claims Exclusion Of Sex Transformation Coverage Constitutes Discrimination
(June 21, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An employer’s practice of denying transgendered employees coverage for gender dysphoria and sex transformation procedures violates the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and constitutes sex discrimination, a man claims in a June 6 complaint in California federal court (Josef Robinson v. Dignity Health d/b/a Chandler Regional Medical Center, No. 16-3035, N.D. Calif.).
(Complaint available. Document #93-160622-004C.)
Josef Robinson works as a nurse at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. Dignity Health provides medical insurance to its employees, including Robinson, through the...