Alaska Medicaid policy excludes transgender-related health care.
7 Alaska Administrative Code 105.110(12) Noncovered services
Unless otherwise provided in 7 AAC 105 - 7 AAC 160, the department will not pay for a service that is for ... (12) treatment, therapy, surgery, or other procedures related to gender reassignment
7 Alaska Administrative Code 110.405(d)(5) Physician services coverage and limitations
The department will not pay for the following services provided by a physician: ... (5) transsexual surgical procedures or secondary consequences
Being v. Crum, No. 3:19-cv-00060-HRH (D.Alaska filed Dec. 30, 2019)
Case pending. Three transgender plaintiffs are currently challenging Alaska's Medicaid exclusion under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 18116; the comparability and availability requirements of the federal Medicaid Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1396a(a)(10)(A)-(B); and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Updated on Jun 17, 2020