Federal judge overturns Wisconsin Medicaid provision barring transgender surgery

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A federal judge has overturned a Wisconsin provision that barred transgender Medicaid recipients from receiving coverage for gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment. U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled Friday in favor of four transgender Wisconsin residents whose lawsuit challenged a 1997 administrative provision under the state Department of Health Services that excluded coverage of "transsexual surgery" for Medicaid recipients.