Are sex change operations soon to be covered in Medicare? According to this article this could very well be the case in the near future:
For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations “experimental,” Medicare has opened the door to covering transexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare.
Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in Jan. 1.
Note the timing of the decision; two days after Christmas when the regime knows that people will be distracted by the season and will not being paying attention to politics, a typical move by this regime.
Here is the definition of Medicare according to dictionary.com: A U.S. government program of hospitalization insurance and voluntary medical insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 65.
Medicare was designed to provide hospitalization insurance for the elderly and for people with disabilities but here we have yet another example of a government program expanding beyond its intended goal and might soon be offering the elective surgery as one of its services.
We already know how this will end because we saw it play out when Barack Obama ordered private insurance companies to provide another elective service–birth control. The Obama regime will classify people who are transgendered as people who have a disability and even in the unlikely event that Medicare decides not to offer this surgery willingly the Obama regime will dictate that it must be covered, and Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer will be left on the hook to pay for this.
And there is already a bit of precedent for this: A judge has ordered the taxpayers of Massachusetts to pay for the sex change operation of an inmate who is in jail for murdering his wife because it is the only “adequate treatment for the inmate’s mental illness.”
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