Let’s forget the fact that John Hopkins University has, after careful research and scientific analysis, taken a stand not to do sexual reassignment surgeries because it was found not to be beneficial for the patient.
Yet, the Obama administration seems to think it has all knowledge, of all subjects, and therefore can make the leap that to have more coverage in Obamacare for transgenders is most prudent.
Medical science has demonstrated that reassignment is not best for a patient, yet we the tax payer must ante up and will be helping cover more “health procedures sought by the transgendered.”
Should you pay for a sexual reassignment surgery for a 14-year-old girl who has much to learn about the world?
What is politically advantageous for this administration far outweighs what is best for individuals or society as a whole. Thus, with this view point, every health insurer offering plans through state-run Obamacare or Healthcare.gov now must cover more health procedures that transgenders desires.
In the past, several health insurance plans have categorically excluded health care related to transitioning between genders, often on the grounds that such procedures are often cosmetic, not medically necessary, and elective in nature. Now, such categorical bans will be disallowed, and insurers will have to cover many of the procedures.
An article in the WSJ, in June, reported that sexual reassignment was not the best for individuals who had undergone the surgery. It would seem to me that someone in the White House would have read the article – the research, the medical journals, prior to expanding Obamacare coverage in this area.
It now appears that our long-ago decision was a wise one. A 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden produced the most illuminating results yet regarding the transgendered, evidence that should give advocates pause. The long-term study—up to 30 years—followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study revealed that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.
This surgery does not follow the mandate of “do no harm”, but when you have a President out to make a name for himself, the only mandate is “Self”. Political agendas far outweigh what is best for society and individuals and Obama, again and again, proves this point.
The language of the expansion states:
It declares that insurers are prohibited from engaging in discrimination not only on the basis of sex, but also on the basis of gender identity.
Source: Daily Caller
Should you pay for a 14-year-old girl who has so much to learn about the world to be sexually reassigned?