Flawed Medicaid Report in Florida
On June 17, 2022, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) issued a proposed regulation that, if adopted, would deny Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming health care to Floridians of all ages. In response, our team submitted a public comment letter to the AHCA opposing the proposed regulation on the grounds that it is discriminatory in violation of the U.S. and Florida Constitutions and federal law. In addition, we submitted an in-depth report analyzing the purported scientific report offered by Florida in support of the proposed rule. Our analysis concludes that the Florida report blatantly violates the basic tenets of scientific inquiry. So repeated and fundamental are the errors in the Florida document that it seems clear that the report is not a serious scientific analysis but, rather, a document crafted to serve a political agenda. The letter and full report are available for review at the links below.