Minnesota Judge: Medicaid Coverage Ban for Transgender Surgeries Unconstitutional

Big Government: A district court judge in Minnesota ruled this week that transgender people on Medicaid have the right to gender reassignment surgery, lifting a decade-long statewide ban on transgender surgeries for those on Medicaid.

Ramsey County Judge William Leary granted 64-year-old Evan Thomas, who sued the Department of Human Services, the right to have gender reassignment surgery previously denied to him by state law, the Star Tribune reported.

Leary rejected the state’s claims that the coverage ban was due to budgetary constraints and that the suit was moot because changes to Medicaid at the federal level would have allowed the surgeries come January.  read more

17 Comments on Minnesota Judge: Medicaid Coverage Ban for Transgender Surgeries Unconstitutional

  1. I’m beginning to think it’s not enough to drain the swamp. I say we nuke the entire place from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    🙂

  2. Between this and a Minnesota school board and health board paying for a 17 teen’s sex change surgery alongwith hormone treatments and narcotics without informing the mother I’m beginning to think that this state is a lost cause and that Trump ought to build a wall around it. Hey, maybe they can elect Jesse Ventura again.

  3. MediCAID?!?

    As in, the
    “I be so po’, I gots ta gets Da Man to pay fo’ mah helt-cuvvig”
    for old folks?!?

    (what j6p said!)

  4. If I tell people I’m a dude in/despite my female body, but that that dude believes he/I is/am a female and therefore needs gender reassignment surgery (a good portion of which is the feminizing bits, not the bits bits), then will they give me a free boob job and some feminizing lip work? Screw this.

  5. Mooch will never move to Minnesota–way too cold for her. Now, when Hawaii pays for the addadicktomy, she’ll be there in a heartbeat–and there’s no truth to the rumor that obongo is donating the dick for the surgery–Valjar is.

  6. “… the right to have gender reassignment surgery …”
    Look that one up in the Bill of Rights!
    If it ain’t there – it ain’t a “right.”
    PERIOD.

    There’s too much stupid permeating the Universe for even Mr. Trump to correct!

    Fools like this “judge” need to be done away with – as in retired without pensions and denied Socialist Suckurity.

    izlamo delenda est …

  7. Elective surgery for sickos is ok. Meanwhile no money left for seniors, so we need death panels to determine who is worth saving (in the eyes of big brother).

  8. As a Minnesotan, I’m so disgusted! It wasn’t like this at all when I grew up. Most of the state is still honest and hardworking, but Progtards took over big time along the way.

    There has never been more of a need for someone to come and drain the swamp here too! The thought of moving sounds better all the time. If they like my tax dollars so much…maybe they won’t get to keep my tax dollars.

  9. This is insanity, they are doing this in prisons too. If tax payers have to pay for this, what possibly would we not have to pay for.

  10. Vietvet “I’m beginning to think it’s not enough to drain the swamp. I say we nuke the entire place from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

    Whoa there! Hold on. Let’s finish logging this place before we nuc it.

    /earth first! We’ll log the other planets later:)

  11. scr_north “Minnesota school board and health board paying for a 17 teen’s sex change surgery alongwith hormone treatments and narcotics without informing the mother ”

    That s/b a death penalty offense right there. I have no patience for that at all.

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