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How will things like plastic surgery, sex change operations, and infertility treatment be on Obama's health care plan?

Surely, we won't pay for everyone's plastic surgery and people's sex change operations!

How will that work?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What is wrong with you???????? Do you REALLY think that that stuff will be covered. Most insurances don't cover elective things like this. A little common sense please!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • There may not be doctors to do those kinds of things, because they will be swamped with other stuff.........
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Most insurances don't cover elective things like this.

    You're generalizing. There are circumstances where things like plastic surgery are covered. And while the complete sex change may not be covered, parts of the process very well may be, including the psychological counseling required before surgery is performed.

    The better question - will psychological treatment be covered at all? A lot of plans won't, and BO is all about cost saving and "dealing with the pain."
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:48 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I think the sex change surgery will be covered. After all, when Michelle is ready to admit she's really a man trapped in a woman's body, Barack won't want to pay for the surgery himself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Cafe mom should change the "Politics & Current Events" answer section to "Ignorance & Misleading Information". I am so sick of seeing all these moronic questions from people who think they know what they are talking about! What is wrong with you guys?!?!?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • ^^^^^^ohoh How about a lets start Drama Category^^^^^^^^

    I come to answers to get real answers. I love seing other points of view and I dont have a lot of time to watch the news, read the paper everyday. I agree, somepeople just want to post the sillyest questions
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • It probably won't be. I'm Canadian and we have public health care, but it does not included cosmetic procedures, or procedures that are not deemed 'medically necessary.' This includes cosmetic surgeries and fertility treatments (with the exception of women with two blocked fallopian tubes that are not fixable, they are allotted three IVF cycles from OHIP and then must pay out of pocket. This is not a common cause of infertility so it seldom comes up.)
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 2:50 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Freela, just out of curiousity, who decides what medical procedures are not necessary?
    Momtocccd

    Answer by Momtocccd at 3:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Freela, just out of curiousity, who decides what medical procedures are not necessary------------

    The OWNER of the plan, whether its a an insurance company or the government.
    PestPatti

    Answer by PestPatti at 7:14 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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