Kaiser Permanente will continue its care for transgender people even if federal requirements are removed

Kaiser Permanente has joined more than 50 other major companies and organizations by signing a statement in support of transgender equality. The statement is in response to a recent report that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering limiting the definition of gender under the existing nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act.

“Diversity and inclusion are inextricably linked to the practice of Permanente Medicine,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, co-CEO, The Permanente Federation. “Our Permanente physicians provide evidence-based, culturally responsive, patient-centered care to all of our members and patients.”

In signing the statement of support, Kaiser Permanente reaffirms its commitment to its current services and protections for transgender members.

“It is our duty to join other industry leaders in maintaining dignity and cultural understanding across the workforce, for our patients and the communities we serve,” Dr. Isaacs said.

Kaiser Permanente is a nationally recognized leader in LGBTQ health care equality, providing full spectrum medical, surgical, and mental health care to our transgender patients and members. We are proud to offer gender-affirming services that ensure respectful, equitable, and inclusive care to all of our transgender and gender non-conforming patients and members everywhere that we deliver care.

Learn more about the care our Permanente physicians provide to transgender patients.