According to the Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden said sex-change surgery is medically necessary for transgender people while pushing for changes that would require insurers to cover such procedures.
The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the assertion during a Wednesday virtual event with the Human Rights Campaign. He received a question on how he would ensure gay and transgender people have access to affordable healthcare.
“As president, I’m going to protect and build on Obamacare with a public option. That’s the fastest way to get to universal coverage. Reverse Trump’s actions and restore Obamacare protections for LGBTQ Americans. And cover PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis] so that people at high risk of getting HIV and AIDS, HIV/AIDS, do have — don’t have to choose between covering their rent and staying alive,” he said.
Biden then made a point about surgery for transgender people.
“And make sure insurance companies treat gender confirmation surgery as a medical necessary, which it is,” Biden said.