TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — In a countermove against transgender advocates, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) subpoenas 20 organizations for information on their internal decision-making processes, leadership structure and other details.
Under Florida Administrative Rule 59G-1.050(7), so-called gender-affirming care is no longer covered under the state’s Medicaid program. In September, a coalition of LBGTQ rights groups filed a lawsuit against AHCA, claiming that the agency is in violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees “fair and equal protection of the laws” – plus a number of other federal statutes.
In October, Judge Robert Hinkle denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the AHCA rule, arguing that the challenge was not a constitutional matter, but rather related to the Medicaid statute.
The plaintiffs of the lawsuit, Dekker v. Marstiller, are four transgender individuals who would lose access to gender dysphoria-related treatment options under AHCA’s rules. Moreover, 20 organizations have filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs. Those entities are now being subpoenaed by AHCA and requested to provide internal documentation.
AHCA wants to know these organizations’ policy positions on gender-affirming care for gender dysphoria, their guidelines, standards, best-practices or policy positions, any side effects and risks associated with the treatments recommended, organizational details, internal support for gender-affirming care, plus why they decided to file an amicus brief in the case.
The Florida Standard has previously reported on the complex web of powerful and well-funded organizations that work to normalize the transgender agenda in the United States. Through AHCA’s legal action, it is likely that more details of the inner workings, strategies and tactics of institutional transgender activism will reach the public.
Media coverage, popular culture and political rhetoric over recent years seem to indicate that gender dysphoria and transgender status are key social issues as well as very widespread phenomena in society. But according to research by a team of scientists led by Brazilian psychiatrist Giancarlo Spizzirri, persons who identify as transgender or nonbinary only make up between 0.1 and 2 percent of the population, depending on locality.
This incongruence has led many people to wonder about the motives behind this particular issue being pushed so hard. According to political theorist and commentator Dr. James Lindsay, the transgender agenda is part of a larger Marxist strategy to destabilize society by abolishing the traditional family unit – which is an important step towards the final implementation of communism.
The organizations subpoenaed by AHCA are Academic Pediatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Nursing, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Pediatric Society, American Psychiatric Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Florida Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, North Central Florida Council Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Societies for Pediatric Urology, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Society for Pediatric Research, Society of Pediatric Nurses, and Yale University.