I read somewhere and can’t remember where that Gender Reassignment was now being covered. I wanted to check on that and get all the info I can about that. If it is not covered then is there anything that can be done to change that?
There are a number of insurers who offer transgender health coverage, as opposed to having blanket exclusions, either through fully-insured plans or as third party administrator of self-insured plans.
The ACA helps transgender Americans due to its many patient protections such as:
Mandating that insurers must accept preexisting conditions like "gender identity disorder", which was often considered a preexisting condition before the law, or expanding coverage options to low and middle income Americans.
ObamaCare does a lot to help equality of all genders and income levels, but there is no specific anti-discrimination law that protects transgender Americans. Check out the list of insurers below and make sure to understand the insurers rules for transgender health coverage. You will then need to pair up the insurer with a plan offered in your region.
UPDATE May 13, 2016: HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act. This ruling makes a lot of headway for transgender health under the ACA. See the HHS press release here.
See our take on the anti-discrimination ruling here, to be clear, it stops short of requiring health plans to pay for gender transition, but makes a lot of headway (explained in the article).