‘Florida has moved to prohibit transgender residents from using Medicaid to pay for gender-affirming care.
The big picture: Florida joined at least 10 other states — including Texas, Arizona and Missouri — in barring residents from using Medicaid to pay for the medications and surgeries prescribed to those diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the Washington Post reports.
These medical treatments often include hormone therapy and puberty blockers.
Details: The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration added the new language Thursday. The new rules for the state’s $36.2 billion Medicaid program will take effect on Aug. 21’