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New York will require insurers to cover gender reassignment surgery

New York state will soon prohibit insurance companies from refusing to cover the costs of gender reassignment surgery, according to The New York Times.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is sending a letter to insurance companies this week notifying them that patients with gender dysphoria —people born as one gender who identify with another — are entitled to treatment under state law. The change makes New York the ninth state to compel coverage for the procedure.