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Leading LGBT group praises Medicaid provider’s decision to pay for “gender affirming surgery” for man


This news story was published on November 22, 2016.
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surgery-operationDES MOINES — Yesterday, the ACLU of Iowa and ACLU LGBT Project announced that Amerigroup, one of Iowa’s private Medicaid providers, agreed to pay for gender affirming surgery for Andrew Evans, a transgender Iowa man and ACLU client.

Evans was initially unable to receive coverage for the procedure due to a Medicaid ban on transition-related surgeries in Iowa law. The ban applies even if a medical professional deems surgery medically necessary. Medicaid covers many of the same surgeries for people who aren’t transgender. Although Amerigroup has now agreed to cover Evans’ procedure, the ban remains in place.

“We are pleased that Evans’ surgery will be covered,” One Iowa Executive Director Donna Red Wing said. “However, we continue to be concerned that exclusions for transgender surgery and other trans-related health care continue in Iowa and across the nation. One way to ensure transgender people have access to quality health care is for our insurance companies to remove those exclusions.”

One Iowa is the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization working toward equality for LGBT individuals through grassroots efforts and education.

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17 Responses to Leading LGBT group praises Medicaid provider’s decision to pay for “gender affirming surgery” for man

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    Carol Reply Report comment

    February 2, 2017 at 11:27 am

    You people make me sick what’s wrong with you. Talking about another. Human being like that and you people sit in church and ask god for help with your worries and problems and you speak about one of his children that way you. All should be ashamed of yourselves. Selfish haters

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2016 at 12:37 am

    All by design to upset the herd/Goyim courtesy of the sorcerers Christ told us about in the book of https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+2%3A9&version=KJV, also what happens if the patient changes their mind after the operation.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

    No person should be forced to pay for personal views/choices, people needing dental work is not even covered.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Though, I may be the only person on here who thinks this way, but I’m happy he gets the surgery. He’ll get to be him, without the pain of the pre-surgery body holding him back from being him. Be happy Evans, and the world may soon accept you!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Barrack Obama – a complete waste of 8 years of our country and its patriots.

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      Peter L Reply Report comment

      November 27, 2016 at 6:49 am

      Sounds like someone is sore he didn’t get to die for his country under Obama administration? Don’t worry, you’ll get your chance soon with Trump. How many do you think you’ll get to kill before one kills you? It must be thick anticipation for you. I really hope you get to live your GI Joe dreams. The girls get their Barbie Doll lives and it’s only fitting the guys get their dreams as well. After all, this is America.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 23, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Old joe died because he could not afford a kidney transplant – story ends okay though – they cut off his penis and sewed it on to a transgender. Sarah now has balls and ALL.

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    Run while you can Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    This LGBT loser should be thanking us taxpayers. We’re the ones footing the bill for all these freaks of nature.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Wow…Run actually posted something where he did not blame the liberals…Amazing

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Yay, our insurance premiums will go up so we can cater to Obamas freaks of nature! Splendid.

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    Depressed Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I cant get them to pay for excess skin removal after having weightloss surgery 3 1/2 yrs ago,thats making me depressed and uncomfortable,i have same insurance group, i have gay and bi friends no transgender ones though,

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      It’s because you are not a FREAK that is helping the liberal cause of American anarchy and topsy turvy morals! Hopefully that era is coming to an end.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Our world has gone nuts…..1-20-17 can’t get here fast enough.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Nothing will change after that date

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Meanwhile joe blow dies because he can’t afford to pay the co payment on his insurance – Liberal crazy chit until 1/20/16 – feminize and conquer by the globalists.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Then they argue over paying for medication and then waste money on a mentally ill person with unnecessary surgery.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    How is this deemed necessary? Why should insurance have to pay for this FREAK? Just eat a bullet!