In a surprise move, Georgia’s Department of Community Health has agreed to include coverage for gender-affirming surgeries in the state’s Medicaid program as part of a settlement with two transgender women and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The ACLU and its Georgia affiliate sued the department last year over its exclusion of coverage for gender-affirming surgery, alleging that the rule violated “the constitutional rights” of transgender Medicaid beneficiaries. The lawsuit, also filed by the law firm King & Spalding on behalf of two female plaintiffs, claimed that Georgia Medicaid discriminated against them because they are transgender.
Please enter your User Name and Password to view the rest of this subscriber-only story. If you are unable to login, your account may have expired. Please contact James Online if you have any problems.