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Gender Reassignment Surgery and the Library’s Health Plan

In 2016, library employee Rachel Dovel (via employer health care plan) planned to undergo gender reassignment surgery. When told the surgery was not covered by the library’s health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Dovel took the library board/insurance company to court.

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The Affordable Care Act and Public Libraries

We all have heard about the new healthcare legislation, and feel strongly about it one way or another. But politics aside, libraries will be faced with an influx of patrons due to these changes.