From the Transgender Law Center: 11/7/12: Find original post here. See another article in The Advocate. San Francisco Health Commission Votes to Provide Equal Health Care Access to Transgender Patients Covered by Healthy SF SAN FRANCISCO – Transgender Law Center celebrated a unanimous vote today by the San Francisco Health Commission, the governing and policy-making [...]
Trans healthcare is a right! People who are transgender routinely need to spend tens of thousands of dollars for basic healthcare needs, even when they are covered by your healthcare plans. This happens because your company inserts “transgender exclusions” into your plans. We demand that your healthcare organization immediately remove all transgender exclusions in the plans you offer and cover the health needs of transgender people as prescribed by their doctor.*
*In accordance with the recommendations of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
San Francisco Pride at Work HAVOQ is currently campaigning to get health insurers to stop discriminating against trans people by removing transgender exclusions from the healthcare coverage they offer- including both coverage that employers purchase for their employees and individual plans.
Pirates Storm Kaiser for Transgender Equality in Health Plan: While election debates on healthcare rage across the country, SF Pride at Work/HAVOQ is taking the fight against discrimination in healthcare back to Kaiser’s Oakland campus after disrupting Kaiser’s float in the Pride Parade last June. The healthcare giant has refused to remove discriminatory exemptions in [...]
Local and National Trans-Healthcare Victories this Summer: Affordable Care Act Expands Healthcare Rights of LGBT Communities: The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that the prohibition on sex-based discrimination under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes gender identity. This means this means that any hospital, clinic or healthcare program receiving federal funding cannot [...]
SF Pride at Work is spear-heading a letter campaign to show Kaiser that their members and community support an end to discrimination and full healthcare coverage for transgender patients. Kaiser members, unions and other organizations can participate. If your union or non-profit organization would consider writing a letter contact us for support and suggested text.If [...]
‘We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re Not Going Shopping!’ Protesters Call Out Corporate Sponsorship at Pride ParadeSunday, July 29th, 2012
Published on Alternet / By Alyssa Figueroa July 19, 2012 | The steel barricades rarely get this much action. A rainbow sea of onlookers presses up against them, trying to find a good view of the marching spectacle. It’s the San Francisco Pride Parade, and everyone is ready for a show. As the famed Dykes on [...]
by Elizabeth S. Q. Goodman, third-year graduate student in Mathematics, July 21, 2012 on the Stanford Static Blog On a typically beautiful Sunday in San Francisco, at the annual Pride parade of June 24, I joined SF Pride at Work for the second of two protests. We had one focus: to demand that Kaiser Permanente, [...]
How does Kaiser discriminate against trans people? Kaiser and many major healthcare providers discriminate against transgender people by refusing to cover medically necessary treatment sought by patients and recommended by doctors. Every health care provider has a list of exclusions: products and services they will not cover under any circumstances. Kaiser includes healthcare needs of [...]
by Fred Sherburn-Zimmer‚ Jun. 28‚ 2012, BeyondChron: http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Pride_at_Work_Havoq_Crashes_Kaiser_Contingent_in_SF_Pride_Parade_10278.html On Pride Sunday, San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ along with a large contingent of OccuPride activists streamed into the street in front of the Kaiser Permanente float, surrounding their pink thrive balloons with the message, “Trans people don’t thrive when Kaiser discriminates.” Pride at Work decided to [...]
On Pride Sunday, San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ along with a large contingent of OccuPride activists streamed into the street in front of the Kaiser Permanente float, surrounding their pink thrive balloons with the message, “Trans people don’t thrive when Kaiser discriminates.” Pride at Work decided to take action as part of an ongoing campaign [...]
Bay Area Indymedia, June 26th: See all the photos at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716341.php