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Carolyn Marie

Illinois Medicaid Now Covers Trans Surgeries

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A pleasant surprise.  Now to get their near neighbor Ohio to come into the 21st century.  

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      I couldent agree more  nor been able to express it  better  even as i tried  WELL spoken indeed   
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