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Georgia Medicaid will cover gender-affirming surgery under new settlement

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by Rebecca Grapevine | Jul 19, 2022 | Capitol Beat News Service

ATLANTA – Georgia’s Medicaid program will now cover gender-affirming surgery as a result of a new settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Gender-affirming s...

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  1. The people who do this should all go to jail for supporting mental illness of people who wish to be a different sex. A man cannot be a woman no matter what surgery you perform, a Woman can’t be a man no matter what surgery you perform, and as evidenced by the trans man in the Womens’ prison getting two Pregeant duh! The mental health providers that suggest surgery should be jailed for that stupid suggestion. The doctors that perform such surgery should have their medical license revoked for performing “Do no harm” surgery just for the money.

  2. So is denial of insurance coverage for cosmetic surgery like liposuction, face lifts, nose jobs, and breast enhancement, and treatments like Botox and chemical face peels, discrimination against overweight, old and wrinkled, ugly, and small-breasted women? My taxes should not be used to pay for raising other people’s children, paying for their abortions, changing their sex, and appeasing their narcissism.

  3. What gives the DCH the right to settle a lawsuit of this magnitude. This not a fender bender in traffic court. The result of this settlement will be a burden on Georgia tax payers for years unless over ruled.

  4. This motion will be a knock in the teeth for those who are pushing hard for Medicaid expansion in Georgia, including Stacy Abrams. Personally, I sympathize with those who are struggling with their sexual identities, and I truly believe these issues are real. However, the taxpayers should have a voice concerning these extravagantly priced surgical procedures.

  5. As a pharmacist I’ve known of scores of medications, some life sustaining or quality of life improving, not covered by Medicaid. Is the ACLU going to now sue on behalf of all patients denied a drug by DCH?

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