Skip to comments.Philly Nears Bankruptcy, Decides to Cover Sex Changes for City Workers
Posted on 04/28/2013 12:22:11 AM PDT by lowbridge
But thats about to change because despite being near bankruptcy, Philadelphias City Council voted 14-3 to cover gender mutilation surgery for city workers.
In a move that the LGBT community called historic, City Council approved a bill yesterday that would require the citys health plan to pay for transgender city workers to complete gender-confirmation surgery. The bill also would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bathrooms.
The bill would establish transgender health benefits for city workers to cover psychotherapy, hormone treatments, laser-hair removal and gender-confirmation surgery, which costs about $50,000 per procedure.
The bill would also provide up to two tax credits the lesser of $4,000 or 25 percent of any cost increases to companies that start offering health care for life partners and their children and covering transgender medical needs.
Mayor Nutter will sign off on the measure, said spokesman Mark McDonald.
While the majority of Philly city workers enjoy life too much to get themselves castrated, its pension liabilities are already huge. The city has 9 billion in unfunded liabilities and is expected to hit the wall in 2015.
Thats 2 years away.
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Corruption kills a city. Drop the Unions, drop the welfare, drop the give aways and maybe you can get back in shape—its that or go full communist and let the national government run things out of the point of a rifle.
that is just sick
government is caligula.
obey the whims of government or die for their amusement.
Not to downplay the amount of money the city is spending, but jeez,don't they have more important things to worry about??? Like running a city?
I’m amazed there are still 3 seemingly rational people in office there.
They call it historic. I call it horrific.
Oh, come on, guys! It’s just a choice. And everyone should be happy to chip in and help pay for it. sarc
Does everyone in Philadelphia get free laser hair removal, or is that a special benefit for perverts?
Cool...my second chance to use this today...
“Are you not entertained?”
14-3 in a city as large as Philadelphia only 3 people on the city council with enough brains to call this ridiculous.
They need a tacpayers revolt over this crap.
Do they have enough actual taxpayers to revolt or is the whole city on welfare anyway?.
Another city run into the ground by RATs. WHEN bankruptcy happens, it is not going to be pretty. I expect that the only people left standing will be drug dealers and hookers.
Anybody within 50 miles of Filthadelphia is in jeopardy.
I think God is getting closer and closer to hurling Wormwood our way
Typical Liberal mentality here on display people.
The city is paying for health insurance for its employees already surely the insurance companies, if they want to keep our business, can GIVE our employees this one more procedure at no extra cost. It is only fare that these individuals, who no fault of their own, were cruelly cheated of their proper gender assignment by some cruel misfortune of birth. We have to give it to them; it's a quality of life issue.
You would think that these city officials who have been through negotiations with insurance companies in the past would have learned that insurance companies charge for what they estimate your usage of health care will be. They are not going to give anything away. And if you manage to get them this year you wont get them the next.
When in doubt and times are tough.....always shove a finger into the eye of the taxpayer! .....Enjoy it PhilyFools.
I thought Wormwwod resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave...