THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT – Also offering SRS coverage for students: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, and Emory. While I don’t have a comprehensive list of all colleges that offer students SRS coverage in their health insurance plans, I am curious about the exact number of colleges that currently offer this coverage — and ones that are considering it. My research on this resulted in inconclusive numbers.
According to a Yale student publication, they may be next — maybe. The staff at Yale already have this coverage and trans advocates on campus are pushing to get students included. The cost, some argue, is relatively inexpensive because very few students actually take advantage of the benefit. Even if the college had to pay out a number of surgeries, the benefit to the college for providing a trans-friendly campus extends beyond just attracting transgender students.
While the jury is out on Yale, just the fact that student SRS coverage is being considered on campuses today shows how far trans people have come. Remember, what happens on campus today eventually makes its way to the rest of society later on.
I’ve a hunch there may be other colleges flying under the radar with student SRS benefits. If anyone knows of others, feel free to make note of it in the comments section.
More on the Yale student health plan: Yale Health considers sex change surgery | Yale Daily News.
More on colleges offering SRS: http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/sex-change-surgery-available-many-us-colleges-110121367.html
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