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Idaho House GOP votes against taxpayer funded transgender care

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2024
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Idaho House Republicans moved to block taxpayer money from funding gender-affirming care on Monday. Medicaid enrollees would no longer have access to things like puberty blockers or cross sex hormones under the proposal. It could also block such treatments for the 60,000 people covered under the Idaho state employee insurance plan. Rep. Julianne Young (R-Blackfoot), who sponsors the bill, said a transgender person can still pay for these themselves if they choose. “Taxpayers shouldn’t be required to pay for procedures, treatments and surgeries, which are controversial at best,” Young said....

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