A Georgia county refused to change a health plan to cover a trans employee's surgeries, citing the cost.
The bill would have been about $10k a year for transition-related care for employees, per ProPublica.
The county spent nearly $1.2 million in legal fees fighting it in court, and lost.
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Local Georgia officials refused to change a department's health insurance plan to cover the gender-affirming surgery of a trans employee, citing cost as a reason.
In early 2019, she went to the county board of commissioners' meeting to ask it to remove the health plan's exclusions.
Lange said the county, which describes itself as "Georgia's most progressive county," was subjecting her to "inferior treatment" by denying her medical care. »