Corpus ID: 1233902

Is it lawful to use Medicaid to pay for circumcision?

  title={Is it lawful to use Medicaid to pay for circumcision?},
  author={P. W. Adler},
  journal={Journal of law and medicine},
  volume={19 2},
  • P. W. Adler
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of law and medicine
Since 1965, tens of millions of boys have been circumcised under the Medicaid program, most at birth, at a cost to the United States Federal Government, the States and taxpayers of billions of dollars. Although 18 States have ended coverage since 1982, the United States Government and 32 States continue to pay for non-therapeutic circumcision, even though no medical association in the world recommends it. Many cite American medical association policy that the procedure has potential medical… Expand
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