Judge Rules Tranny Surgeries Must Be Covered by Medicaid – IOTW Report

Judge Rules Tranny Surgeries Must Be Covered by Medicaid

WaTimes: A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.

U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers for the Southern District of West Virginia said it was discriminatory for the state to ban such procedures from Medicaid recipients while allowing others who do not have a gender dysphoria diagnosis to get the same surgeries, such as a mastectomy or vaginoplasty.

Under the state’s policy, a woman with a cancer-related diagnosis could have a mastectomy, but a transgender man with gender dysphoria desiring to have breasts removed could not do so under Medicaid coverage.

The ruling pointed to expert testimony from Dr. Loren Schechter, a Chicago-based plastic surgeon who said a vaginoplasty, or construction of a vagina, could be performed for a transgender patient or for a non-transgender woman suffering from congenital absence of the vagina. more here


19 Comments on Judge Rules Tranny Surgeries Must Be Covered by Medicaid

  1. Let them join the military, it’s ruined already.

    Commiedems wont stop until all are bankrupt.

    Tummy tucks, face lifts are also elective surgery. Are they now allowed?

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  2. Gender altering surgery should be outlawed. Any quack getting caught should be imprisoned and lose all medical licenses for life.

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  4. Gee, another of Chief Justice Roberts’ mythical beasts, a “Clinton judge”! Who ever could have guessed…

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  5. It is The State of West Virginia, that sells indulgences, to people, to bill the taxpayers (including those of West Virginia), for these “services”.

    The State of West Virginia only “sacrifices” “its” indulgence “fee” (none dare call them “bribes”), to deny them the indulgence to “prescribe”.

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  6. “congenital absence of the vagina”

    This quack needs to have his license revoked and his alma mater burned to the ground.

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  7. While having Medicaid cover genital mutilation surgery is a really bad thing, it is mildly satisfying to think that the knife is being weilded by the lowest bidder.

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  8. So now Medicaid will cover the elective surgery for people who want to cut off body parts but Medicare and Medicaid won’t cover women who had breast implants in the 70’s and want them removed because they are now having serious health issues because of them.

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  9. … it is mildly satisfying to think that the knife is being wielded by the lowest bidder.

    Who needs a knife? Check out the new book: “Table Saw Vaginas” in the Homo Improvement section of your local book store!

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  10. Between this and abortion coverage, I guess there won’t be much left to cover actual healthcare for the poor and disabled.

    To hell with that poor crippled granny – laShaniqua needs a fronthole stat!

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