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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Insurance Coverage for Transgender-related Health Care

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM–9:20 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
2 - Salon C
Workshop Description

Getting coverage for surgery and puberty-suppression treatment for people under 18 can be a challenge under public and private health insurance. But the law protects transgender and nonbinary people’s right to access healthcare. It’s never too early to start learning about insurance coverage, how to apply for coverage, and what to do if you are denied. We’ll also cover the legal protections that you can employ not only to get coverage for your child, but also to change things for everyone.

Primary Contact

Noah Lewis, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Workshop Presenter's Names

Noah Lewis, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
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Presenter Bio

Noah Lewis, Esq. is the founder and executive director of Transcend Legal a national, New York City-based organization focused on eliminating barriers to insurance coverage for transgender-related health care. He is also the Interim Senior Staff Attorney at Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund where he worked as staff attorney for five years. Noah has also held positions at the Transgender Law Center and the National LGBTQ Task Force. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Noah is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was the first openly transgender student to graduate from Harvard Law School. There he worked successfully to eliminate trans health exclusions in student and staff health plans.