Two people added to West Virginia suit over denied transgender care

West Virginia Headlines
Countdown to Halloween
October 31 2021 11:59 pm

Two plaintiffs have been added to a federal lawsuit alleging West Virginia’s Medicaid and state employee health plans unlawfully denied coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents.

LGBTQ interest group Lambda Legal announced the additions to a 2020 lawsuit Thursday.

It accuses the state of violating the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid law by not covering treatments for gender dysphoria.

The lawsuit says transgender women Shauntae Anderson and Leanne James were denied coverage for gender-confirming care.

Anderson is enrolled in a Medicaid plan and James is enrolled in a Public Employees Insurance Agency health plan offered by the state.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

video

More Video

Pet Photo Contest

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter