Trans chemicals, surgeries disqualified from state Medicaid coverage

Already, Texas officials have authorized state investigations into parents who promote their children for transgender treatment, especially body mutilating surgeries.

A court ruling even has authorized those child abuse cases to continue, after Gov. Greg Abbott, through a directive, several months ago said the procedures could be considered abuse.

That comes despite the administration of Joe Biden being 100% involved in promoting such transgender treatments for children, with one government appointee, Rachel Levine, a man who insists he is a woman, describing the treatments as “medically necessary.”

Now another state is taking action against the radical agenda.

A report at The Federalist documents that Medicaid officials in the state of Florida have found that those “experimental” and “mutilative” surgeries do not qualify for coverage.

The Federalist explained, “A new report out from Florida Medicaid finds that ‘puberty suppression, cross-sex hormones, and surgical procedures’ used to treat gender dysphoria ‘do not conform’ to generally accepted professional medical standards.”

And that is required for the treatments to be considered for coverage, the report said.

It follows word from Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo that rejected the injurious procedures.

“As a condition of coverage, sex reassignment treatment must be ‘consistent with generally accepted professional medical standards (GAPMS) and not experimental or investigational,'” explained the report that The Federalist obtained.

“Available medical literature provides insufficient evidence that sex reassignment through medical intervention is a safe and effective treatment for gender dysphoria,” it said.

According to The Federalist, the state document finds “the available evidence demonstrates that these treatments cause irreversible physical changes and side effects that can affect long-term health.”

Those possible complications include all sorts of problems ranging from baldness to infertility, and that’s just from the chemicals involved in the “treatments.”

“[T]reatments that pose irreversible effects should not be utilized to address what is still categorized as a mental health issue,” the state said in its report, which also pointedly noted that until a few years ago, the APA “considered having gender identity issues a mental disorder by itself.”

The Federalist report explained already eight other states exclude puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgical procedures from state Medicaid coverage.

Those are Arizona, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia.

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