People struggling with gender identity recently got their political support, as newly elected transgender politician in Virginia is already looking forward to introducing legislation significant to the respective community.
Del.-elect Danica Roem, a gender identity fighter, who now identifies as a woman, won a seat at Virginia’s House of Delegate elections last week. Now, Roem stated she is planning to present a bill that would online insurance companies to cover the costs of hormone medication and surgery for all people going through a gender identity transformation.
“LGBTQ health care is health care,” Roem stated of the bill in mind at a recent press conference in Virginia.
“It is not cosmetic. It is not elective. We are following our doctors’ orders,” Roem added.
Roem has been mostly concentrated on solving local issues related to the 13th House District in Virginia. Among other things, Roem vowed to relieve congestion on Route 28.
Ever since her win, Roem has been facing nonstop oppression as far as her political plans are concerned.
Roem brings Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates just one spot closer to outnumbering the current GOP majority. At the same time, Roem promised to collaborate will all her colleagues and pass legislation that forces insurance companies in Virginia to cover medical expenses for transgenders.
Roem elaborated how this legislation would bring a better “quality of life” for her ‘own’ people, an agenda that was not on Republican Del. Robert Marshall’s campaign list.
Roem explains this issue is not much too personal to her and needs to be resolved ASAP. In 2013, Roem underwent all procedures necessary to become what she is today- a woman.
At the time, her insurance provider would not cover the hormone treatment costs prescribed by his doctor, pushing Roem into self-sponsoring.
“I didn’t even get to have a conversation with them,” Roem lamented about the ordeal.
Roem expects this legislation to make things easier for other transgenders to come.
The Obamacare clearly reads there is no room for anti-discrimination, transgender medication treatments included.
But, LGBT advocates explain Republicans and Trump’s Cabinet are planning to overturn the rule for good.
It is now expected this legislation to face serious obstacles on its way to being passed altogether.
House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox swung at Roem for “pivoting to a divisive social agenda” during a press conference.
“The House is going to focus on improving our economy, schools, and roads,” Cox spokesman Parker Slaybaugh said.