Dear Friends, Today I realized the most effective way to improve the student health insurance plan for transgender people is to energize a broad coalition of students supporting that goal. Students play a major role in shaping the insurance policy through the Student Health Advisory Committee. Currently, transgender students receive only 13% of the surgery benefit afforded staff. Surgery is not just beneficial for some transgender persons, but considered medically necessary by groups such as the AMA and WPATH. If Cuba can afford to give its transgender residents proper care, why can't we As of now I am asking for a $25,000 increase in coverage to $35,000. This seems like a lot of money, and it is, for one indebted student. Providing that much coverage, however, is not likely to have a dramatic effect on the cost of your insurance. By signing the petition below, you signify that you support raising the student health insurance coverage for transgender surgeries to $35,000. Please note, your phone number is for verification purposes only, and will not be made public. For more information, visit www.tcare.us/insurance.html Thank you.