Sex-Change Procedure Covered by Insurance for Illinois Students

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University of Illinois trustees changed the student insurance plan at the Chicago campus to cover sex-change surgery.

Trustees voted 6-2 to add the benefit and approved a 15% increase in the annual cost to students. Insurance will not cost $922 a year. This kind of coverage is nothing new to institutions. Trustee Patrick Fitzgerald, says other universities have adopted very similar plans.

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