Two transgender young people enrolled in Medicaid filed a class action lawsuit challenging an Arizona regulation that prohibits coverage of medically necessary gender-confirming surgery. The plaintiffs allege that the discriminatory coverage exclusion violates: (1) the EPSDT requirements in the Medicaid Act; (2) the comparability requirement in the Medicaid Act; (3) Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; and (4) the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
NHeLP has defended Medicaid for over 50 years. This week, we are celebrating the 56th anniversary of Medicaid and recommitting to our efforts to protect and advance health rights for all. Join us in celebration with a donation today! Happy Birthday Medicaid!