University of Georgia Employee Wants Transgender Healthcare

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Because he is the change she’s been waiting for. “A University of Georgia employee who appeared on a recent episode of a Netflix reality show is suing his employer, the University System of Georgia, the university’s healthcare providers and administrators over health care guidelines he believes are discriminatory to him and other transgender workers,” Eric Stirgus writes in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The employee, who goes by the name Skyler Jay, said he was denied reimbursement for a May 2017 surgery to treat gender dysphoria, described by medical organizations as a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender with which the person identifies.”

“Jay appealed the denial, but said his health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, refused his appeal because the plan is self-insured and had ‘no flexibility’ to override the plan exclusion. Jay said University System of Georgia (USG) leaders denied his request to discuss the dispute.”