Georgia settles suit, agrees to pay for gender-affirming care for trans workers under state health plan

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10/22/2023

Georgia state employees and their families who are insured by the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan can access transgender-related health care after the state agreed to a $365,000 court settlement with three employees. “When I was able to get the medical treatment I needed, I finally felt whole,” said Benjamin Johnson, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. “I feel like this is the person I was meant to be, and my mental health has improved drastically. I hope that this settlement means that other trans Georgia state employees can feel the joy and relief I have felt having gotten the medical treatments that I needed.” The health plan covers about 660,000 people, including employees of public schools and their families.

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