• Lawyer defends North Carolina's transgender care exclusions

    12 days ago - By Chron

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A lawyer representing the leaders of North Carolina's state employee health plan defended its exclusion of gender-affirming treatments on Wednesday before a federal appeals court, facing a barrage of criticisms from its chief judge.
    State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the State Health Plan's executive administrator are seeking to overturn a trial court order demanding that the plan pay for “medically necessary services,” including hormone therapy and some surgeries, for transgender employees and their children. The judge had ruled in favor of the employees and their...
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