The Trans Health Equity Act (THEA) addresses a critical gap in the healthcare of transgender Marylanders by ensuring Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming healthcare. Currently, Maryland Medicaid excludes many gender-affirming procedures. There is consensus in the medical community that these procedures are medically necessary. This healthcare also reduces suicide, abuse, discrimination, and harassment. THEA is a low-cost solution that improves the quality of life of trans Marylanders, brings Maryland Medicaid into compliance with federal law, and meets current medical standards.
At a time when trans people are under attack across the country, we must come together and ensure that Maryland is a place where everyone can live safe, affirming, and prosperous lives.
Gender-affirming healthcare saves lives. We need to pass the Trans Health Equity Act (THEA) and ensure that trans Marylanders can access gender-affirming healthcare under Medicaid.
Join us and call on your legislators to support the Trans Health Equity Act!