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Old 11-08-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Conservative activists are pressing Republican senators to support an amendment that would ban federal funding for sex-reassignment surgery in a public health insurance plan.

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On the heals of banning funding for abortions, this doesn't surprise me. But really - is this a serious proposal, or it is just something that conservatives can use to get their troops fired up?
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Is it medically necessary? Not sure how you justify that it is.
Will the public option cover traditional cosmetic surgery? If not, then this shouldn't be covered either.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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I'm not sure that sex change surgeries should be covered in a public plan. Without knowing allot about it, I would have to say no.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Is it medically necessary? Not sure how you justify that it is.
Will the public option cover traditional cosmetic surgery? If not, then this shouldn't be covered either.
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I'm not sure that sex change surgeries should be covered in a public plan. Without knowing allot about it, I would have to say no.
I agree with both of you, and I doubt that public money would go toward sex-change operations anyway. I think it's just another way for social conservatives to boost their egos and rally the base.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Might as well cover botox, breast implants and all the cosmetic type surgery as well.

Got to look good when you go to collect your unemployment, food stamps or welfare..right ?
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Might as well cover botox, breast implants and all the cosmetic type surgery as well.
I already have a health care plan for cosmetic procedures: Tijuana, Mexico.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: mancos
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it will only take a couple of fed judges to make it happen after the health ripoff bill is passed
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure that the City of San Francisco covers sex change operations.

Yes it should be banned. Otherwise it will happen. That is a certainty.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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I'm not sure that sex change surgeries should be covered in a public plan. Without knowing allot about it, I would have to say no.
When we insured prisoners (at several dozen prisons), our contracts with the states specifically excluded these procedures because of the high cost. We had one inmate who sued both our company, and the state to have their change completed on the taxpayers cost.

The final ruling resulted in that we were not liable but the state was because the procedure was already started and by delaying the completion it would have done more physical harm than good. Other than that, the procedures are not covered normally.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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i agree...that is something the transexual should be able to pay for him/herself.
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