Judge rules West Virginia Medicaid must cover gender-affirming medical care

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  • West Virginia’s Medicaid program will no longer exclude coverage for gender-affirming medical care, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
  • Lambda Legal, the law firm Nichols Kaster, PLLP, and the Employment Law Center, PLLC filed a class action lawsuit in 2020 challenging West Virginia’s exclusion of coverage for gender-affirming surgeries for transgender Medicaid recipients.
  • West Virginia had been o...