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Judge: Medicaid Must Cover Trans Surgeries

West Virginia
‘s Medicaid program is required to cover gender transition surgeries for
transgender
residents, a federal judge in Huntington ruled this week.U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by
LGBT
interest group Lambda Legal, saying that a Medicaid exclusion for low-income residents with gender dysphoria would violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Affordable Care Act, and the Medicaid Act.“It is undisputed that the criteria determining whether or not such treatm …

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