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Under Obamacare...

should sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) for transgender people be covered? Why or why not?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on May. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I personally believe no..... it's ungodly expensive and complex. And there's so few hospitals in the country that do it.... so would a patient in ___ be flown to the Mayo clinic if it was the nearest facility? Would all the psychiatric pre-op be covered? And the bread implants? Face shaving/softening for a more convincing appearance? I'd be devastated if they covered crap like that..... no no no. No breast implants PERIOD other than post cancer obviously.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 10:21 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Sure. People who have that problem are often suicidal if they don't have their way about changing genders. It's a very ver hard way to live.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Yes, these people live under a tremendous strain of feeling that they are trapped in their own body, and they often contemplate suicide for this, this surgery will improve their life emotionally, it is detremental to their well being, just like any other surgery would be.
    older

    Answer by older at 10:29 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • I don't think we have to pay for others' elective surgery...it falls into the elective surgery category, just as abortion does. Or breast implants. No way wilI I pay for any of those things for anyone in the USA. It is their problem,not mine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • why should we pay for a non necessary medical procedure....its plastic surgery let the transgender pay for it themselves!
    michaux

    Answer by michaux at 10:30 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Nope. Elective. Their bodies are functioning, they aren't ill.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:34 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • From start to finish you're looking at roughly 3-5 years of hormones, therapy, etc. Between all this, aftercare, and the actual surgery and usual follow up care & surgery you're looking at the potential of a half million dollars. U could save a preemie!!!!!!!!!! U could save almost anyone, a severe burn victim perhaps. Gender re-assignment people should be allowed covered therapy, antidepressants, etc to keep them safe while they find their own funding or save for this elective and partially cosmetic surgery.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 10:34 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • by: mancosmomma
    Nope. Elective. Their bodies are functioning, they aren't ill.

    ^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:40 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Nope. Elective. Their bodies are functioning, they aren't ill.

    What about the therapy and hormone treatments? Nobody "needs" any specific kind of therapy or hormone therapy. Should that be excluded for everyone suffering depression or menopause, too?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:43 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • Hell no, boob jobs won't be considered why should any other elective surgery. Yes that is elective surgery.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:45 AM on May. 27, 2010

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