Kadel v. Folwell

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Status: Open
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Issues: Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments, Health Care Fairness, Transgender Rights

Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials for discrimination in state employee health care.

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The North Carolina State Health Plan (NCSHP), the state employee health plan, categorically excludes coverage for gender-confirming health care. Lambda Legal and TLDEF are representing several current and former state employees and their children who were denied coverage under the plan for medically necessary health care because they are transgender.

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