News Story (NATIONAL, Wisconsin)
Kate Sosin Oeser
May 1, 2018
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Tags: Health Care, LGBTQ, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Health Law Program (NHeLP), Transgender Law Center
“I think many exclusions like Wisconsin’s were enacted many years ago, and they’ve just been on the books, and it may not even be that the states are enforcing them uniformly,” says Abbi Coursolle, senior attorney at the National Health Law Program, which is representing Flack and Makenzie.
According to the complaint, Flack has identified as a boy since age 5 and started his transition at age 18. DHS denied Flack coverage for gender-affirming surgery, which his doctors prescribed as medically necessary.