Israeli HMO Refusing to Pay for Some Sex-change Surgeries, in Contravention of Law

Meuhedet health insurance provider balks at funding female-to-male op that currently can only be done abroad, deems it 'elective surgery.'

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Even though sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) is recognized in Israel as a medical need that should be funded by the health maintenance organizations, officials at one leading HMO are viewing it as elective...