ACLU of Georgia

Georgia Medicaid to cover gender-affirming surgery following ACLU settlement

Lenox Johnson | WABE | July 28, 2022

Georgia joins a majority of U.S. states in providing Medicaid coverage for transgender people. Prior to medical intervention, recipients will undergo discussion with relevant medical professionals, presentation of treatment options, consultation with mental health care providers and several other steps required for coverage.

Currently, fewer than 10 U.S. states explicitly exclude care. Carl Charles, a senior attorney in the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal, views the settlement as a step in the right direction for transgender people in the state.

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