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Transgender protections hang in the balance with healthcare’s future cloudy

Obama’s gender nondiscrimination efforts remain at risk, leaving people such as Elijah Fischer to face paying huge sums for surgery: ‘I look down, and it’s not me’

In the spring of 2016, Elijah Fischer called his insurance company to ask if his plan would cover a double mastectomy. A 27year old Floridian and trans man, Elijah had mostly completed his gender transition, except he still had feminine breasts.

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