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Friday, July 28, 2017

Transgender Soldiers’ Medical Expenses 14 Times Higher than Average

Critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to bar transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. armed forces are citing a 2016 RAND Corporation study that, they claim, refutes “the idea that transgender soldiers are somehow expensive, or that they undermine the morale and cohesion of the military over all,” as the New Yorker put it.

The question of cost relates to gender transition treatment, which some transgenders want the military to provide for them.

The RAND study says that the cost of gender transition treatment for transgender service members would be “relatively low” — that is, relative to total military expenditure on health care. But a closer look at the numbers in the study reveals that the health care costs of transgenders who choose to undergo gender transition treatment in the military would be some 14 times higher than the average health care costs of service members in general.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The military isn't time for social experiments. Get your pecker chopped off on your own dime.

Anonymous said...

10:09 AM

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

How much more are medical expenses for military members that smoke?

Anonymous said...

That tells me why they want to be in the Military. They have to pay less or nothing for the increased expenses.

Anonymous said...

If a person wants a free sex change do the following:
1) Enlist for 3 years.
2) 6 months basic training
3) Start sex change surgery
4) 18-24 months of surgery to change sex
5) Serve about 6 months of active duty
6) Leave the service after serving about 1 year and be happy that you stuck the taxpayers for the cost of your sex change!!!