Federal judge orders Florida agency provide proof to support Medicaid ban on gender affirming care

As culture wars brew in Florida over “woke” education and transgender females competing in girls’ sports, transgender advocates are fighting to ensure Florida Medicaid dollars will cover puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgeries for youth and adults.

Last September, LGBTQ rights groups filed a lawsuit on behalf of two transgender minors and two transgender adults against Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), after the agency barred Medicaid recipients from using the government funds to pay for “gender-affirming care.”

A June report by Florida’s AHCA leading up to the ban cited concerns these treatments were “experimental” with “potential for harmful

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