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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Wisconsin to cover the costs for gender reassignment surgeries for two transgender Medicaid recipients.
Wisconsin residents Cody Flack and Sara Ann Makenzie filed a lawsuit in April over a state rule adopted in 1996 that denied coverage for undefined “transsexual” surgeries, according to The Associated Press.
In the suit, Flack and Makenzie argued that the state rule denying them coverage for surgeries to treat their gender dysphoria is a violation of the Affordable Care Act and their rights to equal protection. They argued that the treatment they are seeking is medically necessary, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The article goes on to state the following:
U.S. District Judge William Conley reportedly granted a preliminary injunction barring the state rule’s enforcement.
The judge also reportedly suggested that the injunction could be expanded to include covering surgeries treating gender dysphoria for any transgender patient on Medicaid whose doctor recommends the procedure.
— Wisconsin State Journal (@WiStateJournal) July 26, 2018
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— News Grit (@NewsGrit) July 26, 2018
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— National Health Law Program (@NHeLP_org) July 26, 2018