University of Maryland mulls sex change surgery in insurance plans

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Sex change operations may soon be part and parcel of University of Maryland student insurance plans, the campus newspaper, The Diamondback, reported.

The newspaper says the university’s health care center has “submitted proposals to three separate companies detailing what the university would like its new plan to include” and all the proposals “include coverage of up to $100,000 for any kind of sexual reassignment procedure.”

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Breitbart reported the health care center is in charge of overseeing student-run health plans.

The university’s current plans don’t cover the procedure. And some have criticized the health care gap as discriminatory.

Nicholas Sakurai, the associate director of the LGBT Equity center at the University of Maryland said to The Diamondback that sex change coverage “would definitely bring us a lot [closer] to where we want to be to make sure we’re not discriminating as an institution.” And Joe Ehrenkrantz, the diversity director for the student government, said to the same newspaper that failing to provide sex change coverage is tantamount to “calculating discrimination into the cost of health insurance.”

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