Florida will prohibit Medicaid coverage for various gender reassignment measures such as surgeries, puberty blockers, hormones, hormone antagonists, and procedures that would change primary or secondary sex characteristics.
The rule, which marks a blow against radical leftist gender ideology, will go into effect later this month on August 21.
“Throughout this process @AHCA_FL [Florida Agency for Health Care Administration] has remained committed to following the evidence in the treatment of gender dysphoria, rather than the eminence of a medical society or association. Our focus will always be on paving the way for a healthier Florida,” tweeted Brock Juarez, communications director for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Media reports discussing the state’s move used the term “gender-affirming” to refer to the gender transition measures that will not be covered by Florida Medicaid. A Politico headline read, “Florida bans Medicaid from covering gender-affirming treatments,” while a Washington Post headline declared, “Florida to bar Medicaid coverage for those seeking gender-affirming care.”