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Illinois medicaid now covers sex change operations

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Illinois was one of several states that elected a Democrat Governor in 2016. Big changes have been implemented including increased taxes at the Drivers Bureau and the legalization of marijuana. Now Governor Pritzker has signed into law that the state will now cover Transgender procedures and sex change operations

ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Illinois Medicaid now covers transgender procedures and services.

The coverage extends to anyone 21 and over who is experiencing Gender Dysphoria. Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois would eventually make the switch in April, and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services officially made the change at the end of last month.

Before, the law said these procedures had to be made available, but they weren’t covered by Medicaid.

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