Education

University of Illinois-Chicago Health Insurance Plan To Cover Sex Change Surgery

University trustees approved the move in a 8-2 vote

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Starting this fall, the student health insurance plan at the University of Illinois-Chicago will cover sex-change surgery.

University trustees agreed at their regular meeting Wednesday in Chicago to allow the coverage. But they took the step only after a relatively unusual discussion about whether the procedure could lead to taxpayer funding's being used for a procedure some taxpayers don't approve of.

In most cases, trustees vote on items on their meeting agendas with little discussion.

H/T Mark Sletten