While many people tend to think of Medicare as health care for people over 65, they forget that Medicare also covers younger people with qualifying disabilities. As it turns out, a disproportionate number of transgender Medicare beneficiaries, as many as 77%, are under 65.
Identifying with a gender that differs from the sex assigned to you at birth should not affect your access to health care at any age. Unfortunately, transgender people continue to face healthcare discrimination. Not until 2014 did Medicare offer coverage for transgender surgery, and even now, it remains limited.