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Wisconsin Judge Rules State Must Pay For Gender Reassignment Surgeries

On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered the state of Wisconsin to pay for gender reassignment surgeries for two transgender Medicaid recipients. Those recipients, Cody Flack and Sara Ann Makenzie, sued the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, which administers Medicaid, and its secretary, Linda Seemeyer, claiming they unlawfully denied Medicaid coverage for necessary transgender medical treatments,

U.S. District Judge William Conley stated, “The likelihood of ongoing, irreparable harm facing these two individual plaintiffs outweighs any marginal impacts on the defendants’ stated concerns regarding public health or limiting costs.

A 1997 Wisconsin Department of Health Services regulation says care that relates to gender transition is medically unnecessary. 10 states deny Medicaid coverage of treatments for gender transition; 19 cover treatment, according to the women’s lawsuit.

Lifesite News reports:

Wisconsin’s Medicaid system has an estimated $9.7 billion budget and 1.2 million enrollees, approximately 5,000 of whom are believed to have some form of gender confusion. The state says covering surgery for all of them could cost taxpayers as much as $2.1 million.

Conley dismissed such concerns by claiming the state had no other exclusions based solely on cost, and that the rule “feeds into sex stereotypes by requiring all transgender individuals receiving Wisconsin Medicaid to keep genitalia and other prominent sex characteristics consistent with their natal sex no matter how painful and disorienting it may prove for some.”

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. john newton

    July 28, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    seek mental help

  2. Kevin Brown

    July 28, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    That it SO STUPID.

  3. Betsy Cox

    July 28, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    This is so disgusting. God made us male and female and has a plan for us. Why are you people so out of control? This is so sad and so wrong.

  4. Kevin Erem

    July 28, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    the judge is an idiot, throw the idiot out.

  5. Richard Misel Jr

    July 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    We the NORMAL people should NOT pay for those mentally sick perverts surgery.!!!!!!!!!

  6. paulette barrow

    July 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    SO HOW ABOUT WOMAN WHO GET BREAST CANCER AND HAVE TO HAVE THEY’RE BREASTS REMOVED,IF A TRANS CAN GET THEY;RE GENDER CHANGED THEN WOMAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PAID FOR BY MEDICAID,WHY THE HELL SHOULD TAX PAYERS PAY FOR SOMEONE GENITALS TO BE CHANGED,FRICKEN BS

  7. erwin r seum

    August 3, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    this is so crazy , people can’t get thier teeth worked on because its a cosmetic type of application , even legals thats , raised kids , worked about 50 years , and 4 years in the service , what have they contributed , so they could be legal bisexuals . the thought of it makes me want to find a big , big gun , lol

  8. Smitty

    August 4, 2018 at 1:42 am

    This judge must have been using some strong drugs and was unable to think clearly. Let that judge pay for gender-change surgeries.

  9. Linda Wiley

    August 4, 2018 at 1:44 am

    This is outrageous that taxpayer dollars pay for this type of surgery when life sustaining treatments, equipment are withheld. This world has lost the ability to discern right from wrong. Common sense has escaped these lawmakers, Dems and libs.

  10. Tammy

    August 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    What BS, Medicaid doesn’t cover eyeglasses and most dental but they will cover this and force the tax payers to pay for it? If they want it let them pay for it!!

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