American Thinker: The State of Vermont is on the verge of paying for the mutilation of the reproductive organs of children in the name of “affirming gender identity.” Alas, this is not satire.
The Burlington Free Press enthusiastically reports:
Vermont health insurance regulators are planning to tweak Medicaid rules so transgender youth no longer have to wait until age 21 to seek gender-affirming surgery.
The changes are aimed at removing barriers for people seeking a suite of surgeries in order to alleviate gender dysphoria, a conflict between a person’s gender identity and physical gender, said Nissa James, policy director for the Department of Vermont Health Access.
Gender-affirming surgeries covered by Medicaid include 16 types of genital surgery, as well as breast augmentation or mastectomy, a surgery that removes the whole breast.
Under the subheadline of “a medical necessity” [Really? Do children die if they don’t get the surgery?] MORE