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High Court Passes On Dispute Over Insurance for Transgender Care

Jan. 18, 2022, 2:37 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has passed on deciding if North Carolina’s state employee health plan is immune from a suit alleging its blanket refusal to pay for transgender health services is discriminatory, the top court announced Tuesday.

The North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees asked the justices to review a split decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that greenlighted the suit.

The Fourth Circuit improperly found that the state waived its 11th Amendment sovereign immunity by accepting federal money, the state said. The decision, moreover, created a circuit split over ...

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