REPORT: Iowa Supreme Court: Medicaid must cover gender transition surgeries

MARCH 10, 2019

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The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that Medicaid must cover gender transition surgeries, reasoning that the procedures are medically necessary.

EerieAnna Good and Carol Ann Beal, transgender women backed by the ACLU, had sued the Iowa Department of Human Services for its policy against funding transition surgeries, calling it discriminatory. The DHS had considered transition surgery to be cosmetic without medical purpose.

The article goes on to state the following:

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen wrote that the DHS’ existing “bar on Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgical procedures discriminates against transgender Medicaid recipients in Iowa” under Iowa civil rights laws. In 2007 Iowa legislators added “gender identity” to the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

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5 Comments

  1. Kim March 10th, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Fuck that !- I am not proud of my language but how I feel , California not that bad

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  2. Sue March 10th, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    This is DEFINITELY an elective surgery! But now my tax dollars will go to people having these surgeries. I hope they have to have a year of counseling before the state will pay for the surgery. And once it’s performed, there’s no paying for subsequent surgeries because they changed their minds!

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  3. Steve March 10th, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    If they want the surgery they should work and pay for it themselves.Regular people save to purchase a new car or house or whatever

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  4. frosted March 11th, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Here I thought Iowa was a loyal, conservative state. Their “supreme” court should be chastised and fired. Taxpayers should never have to pay for the “transgenders” BS. Maybe I can get my dog an operation and charge it to Medicaid. There shouldn’t be any problem. Right?? Aclu should support it. Right??? How about socialism. Think socialist would pay?? Not on your life. Only wing nuts would even consider billing taxpayers for that. Buggy whip, anyone??

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