Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery, a state court judge ruled Thursday, declaring a policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and its civil rights law.

Carol Ann Beal of northwest Iowa and EerieAnna Good of the Quad Cities in eastern Iowa filed the lawsuit last year after their Medicaid provider and the Iowa Department of Human Services denied surgery requests recommended by doctors.

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LGBT discrimination in nursing homes focus of Iowa summit

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DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly.

The group One Iowa hosted its first Iowa senior summit, Gay and Gray, on Saturday at Grand View University in Des Moines, according to the Des Moines Register.

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