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Trans residents sue Wisconsin over surgeries
2018-05-02

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In Wisconsin, two transgender residents—Cody Flack and Sara Ann Makenzie—are suing the state's health department, alleging discrimination because the state's Medicaid program does not cover their desired gender-reassignment surgery, The Hill reported.

Flack, a transgender man, and Makenzie, a transgender woman, are battling a 1997 Wisconsin regulation that bans the state's Medicaid program from covering what it refers to as "transsexual surgery."

The plaintiffs say the regulation "flies in the face" of what medical authorities say about gender dysphoria—the "clinically significant distress associated with having a gender identity ... that conflicts with the sex one was assigned at birth."

The Hill article is at thehill.com/policy/healthcare/385542-transgender-patients-sue-wisconsin-for-denying-coverage-of-gender .


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