Transendent Lives

Earlier this week, it was declared that discrimination within the health care system towards trans people will be illegal under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). This is a huge step in progress. Even today, we suffer discrimination from healthcare providers, both the insurance companies as well as the doctors. It took me two months after moving here to find a doctor who would see me, and he cares more about his Botox patients than his trans patients, having begun to piss off the local trans community. The VA has been taking part in legal discrimination towards me as well, giving me the run around and losing my paperwork in the system and so on. And the sad fact is that I have it easier than many.

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