At Gender Justice, we know that gender equality cannot exist without meaningful access to comprehensive, quality health care, including abortion, in our own communities. We believe in a Minnesota where everyone is supported in their right to decide when or whether to parent.
Today we announced a successful resolution of the lawsuit on behalf Reid Olson, to make sure that health care plans cover gender confirming care. Olson’s mother, Brittany Tovar, initiated the lawsuit in 2016 against Essentia Health and its employee health plan administrator, HealthPartners.
The parties reached a settlement in which Essentia and HealthPartners agree to continue to provide and cover appropriate gender confirming health care as established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Here’s the truth most Minnesotans don’t know: For decades, anti-abortion lawmakers in our state have been quietly passing laws that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase costs.