News interview with Tash Shatz of Basic Rights Oregon about equal treatment for trans people in healthcare

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/10/2013

In 2006 California passed the  Insurance Non-Discrimination Act, ensuring that transgendered people will have access to the same medical care as any other insured person.

Despite the passage of the act, transgendered people are frequently discriminated against, dropped from policies, and denied access to basic medical care.

This week California’s Department of Managed Health Care issued a directive to enforce the earlier act, a major victory to transgendered Californians.

KBOO’s Jennifer Kemp spoke to the trans justice manager of Basic Rights Oregon, Tash Shatz about what’s going on locally to stop discrimmination against trans people in healthcare…

 

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