Flack v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Western District of Wisconsin

Executive Summary

Two transgender Wisconsin residents enrolled in Medicaid challenged the State’s discriminatory prohibition on covering medically necessary treatments for gender dysphoria, including what the State’s regulation termed “transsexual surgery.”

Plaintiffs argued that the categorical denial of these services subjects transgender people in Wisconsin to second class status, prevents them from living in accordance with their gender identities, and ignores the medical consensus that these services are safe and effective treatment for gender dysphoria.

Partners: McNally Peterson, S.C., Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC

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