House’s Own Coverage Stalls Bid To Bar Transgender Insurance

HARRISBURG – Legislation prohibiting coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery and services under taxpayer-paid insurance programs in Pennsylvania is on ice after lawmakers realized their own health insurance covers it. Bill sponsor, Rep. Jesse Topper of Franklin & Fulton Counties said he decided to pull House Bill 1933 from the House’s debate calendar so he could find out more about the coverage. The fact that House members have coverage through their own insurance plan emerged during a closed-door Republican discussion just before the bill was to go for a floor debate.

REP. JESSE TOPPER

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