The lawsuit from Cody Flack, a 30-year-old transgender man, and Sara Ann Makenzie, a 41-year-old transgender woman, challenges a 1997 state regulation that deems “transsexual surgery” as medically unnecessary and therefore not eligible for Medicaid coverage.
Wisconsin is among 10 states that prohibit Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery, according to the lawsuit. Another 18 states and the District of Columbia do provide coverage for those procedures under Medicaid. The remaining states don’t have stated policies on the matter. More