Family: Military Health Benefits Program Discriminates Against Transgendered
(June 15, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The military’s TRICARE health program discriminates against transgendered individuals and violates the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by denying coverage for gender dysphoria, a family claims in a June 14 suit in Illinois federal court (James Doe and Susan Doe, individually and as guardians of John Doe v. United States of America, et al., No. 16-640, S.D. Ill.).
(Complaint available. Document #93-160622-010C.)
James and Susan Doe claim that their child, John Doe, was assigned a female designation at birth. The Does claim,...