Skip to comments.Sex Change Ruled “Medically Necessary”
Posted on 01/19/2014 5:04:37 PM PST by Salman
A federal appeals court has upheld a trial ruling that requires taxpayers to pay for a murderers sex change. From the FNN story:
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judges ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, saying receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox.This probably means that Bradley Manning will eventually win his claim that becoming Chelsea Manning is a civil right.
People who predicted that Obamacare and health insurance would soon be paying for sex change surgeries were once laughed at. But if sex change surgery is medically necessaryrather than electiveunder the law, I dont see how Obamacare wont cover it.
Meanwhile, in California, a new law essentially states that every gay person in the state is entitled to group health insurance coverage for fertility treatments if they want a baby. They may be biologically fertile, but are considered infertile because they dont want heterosexual intercourse.
Straights, in contrast, have to demonstrate actual infertility to be entitled to mandatory group health insurance coverage for infertility.
Our medical priorities are shifting from being concerned foremost with saving or extending life, to facilitating fulfilling lives as determined by the patients internal narrative.
In the UK, for example, a 42-year-old woman is entitled to free IVF on the NHS despite inability to conceive at that age often having to do with natural body rhythms. At the same time, some terminal cancer patients are denied chemotherapy that can extend life for months, meaning they die earlier than they otherwise would.
That kind of thing is coming here, too. Heck, its here already!
I’ve managed to along fine without one my entire life.
I just don’t trust this modern medicine.
We are being compelled to do things demanded by liberal pressure groups. In this case, it has to do with liberal pressure groups as related to health or lifestyle matters. So what else is new? Not surprising.
ROTFL! These freakin’ “judges”. What a bunch of loons.
Just how does the Judicial Branch hope to maintain the rule of law?
I think I’ll start a second/third bride shopping website for polygamists, it must be right around the corner... LOL
“Medically necessary?” In what universe? Beam me up Scotty.
I see some impactful commercials against socialized medicine if the GOP wasn’t scared of its own shadow.
how this sort of UGLINESS could ever be referred to as a medical necessity TAKES the CAKE!
Im thinking the judges needs a mental health assesment
American Society is UNHINGED.
The perp was convicted of murdering his wife,
and gets a TAXPAYER-paid sex change.
Islamic terrorists murdered Americans and they
are excused from Redistribution-DeathPanels-ObamaCARE
along with the hated EXEMPT Congress.
Is Bradley Manning the Manning brother they don't like to talk about?
Tune: "Chelsea Morning"
Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I said
Was I wanted to be female
And wear wigs upon my head
If you think you'd like to buy me bras
And wrap them up, I take A-cup
Oh, don't you guess
I'll put on a dress
And I'll wear a bunch of make-up
Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I saw
Was a thirty-five-year sentence
And no rainbow on the wall
All those big strong men to welcome me
Criminals can be so hardened
O, won't you please
I'm on my knees
Give this little girl a pardon
Now the cell door opens on my new friends for the day
And the hall is filled, they form a line
And two'd be fine
But look, there's nine
Whistles to blow today
Woke up, and I was Chelsea Manning
And the first thing that I know
That I now realize I'm lesbian
I should go where women go
And I don't like this place that I'm in
So stick me with some hormones
Oh, let me stay
Where I'll be okay
And we'll talk in diff'rent pronouns
When the cell door closes
And the rainbows all recede
I will tell you secrets
Hear me speak
The stuff you seek
Is what I'll leak
The only thing I need
Pretty badly, I'm not
Bradley, now I'm Chelsea Manning
>> Just how does the Judicial Branch hope to maintain the rule of law?
These freaks are pissing all over the good citizens and the Constitution.
The only restriction the Constitution places on punishment is cruel and unusual punishment; denying a vanity operation to change the sex organs of someone is neither cruel nor unusual, unless it becomes usual. This is not a denial of civil rights (which prisoners are rightfully denied), but rather setting the stage for future vanity operations.
The court was wrong on this issue, which it typically is. All of this said, I have zero problems with private funds being used for the process; I think that if a prisoner can raise the funds for a vanity operation that it is just fine for that operation to take place, so long as the funds raised also cover all required operations, the security for such operations, and the aftercare from such operations.
IE: I think it would be required for the government to pay for an operation to remove a bad tooth, but not required for that tooth to be replaced with an artificial one. I think that the government should accommodate requests for private funds to pay for that replacement tooth, so long as the funds also cover any and all costs related to replacing that tooth.
And any extra funds from those payments: unanticipated leftovers - should go to the victims of that criminal, or in this case, a good cause would be the wounded warrior project.
But that isn’t the remedy sought in this case; the prisoner demands that the state (IE: the taxpayer) pay for their vanity operation, the security therein, and all aftercare involved. The next requirement will be to be placed with a female population. Hopefully this will appropriately appealed and quashed on appeal as being what it really is: a vanity operation.
I am always telling my daughter I want to be transported back to the 50s. Not perfect, but a whole lot saner than what we have now.
That’s what makes Obamacare “better” than the insurance you used to have....
It covers sex change mutilations.......doncha know.....
if sex change surgery is medically necessaryrather than electiveunder the law then Obama and the majority members of both houses should be castrated.
I think spending the rest of my life with a 25 year old nymphonmaniac is medically necessary.
C’mon Judge, hook me up.
Well, then I want my face life, and back lift covered...medically necessary
hopefully the general population will make him pay
so can we use this case law when obamacare denies us actual genuine medically-necesary care?
People are waiting in line to have their winkies sliced down the middle like a banana split. Turned inside out and tucked inside their bodies.
What fun (do I have to say sarc?)
revolt cannot come soon enough. we have to remove the insane from power and never, ever let them have power again.
These out if control judges need to be removed from the bench. By any means necessary.
I LOVE IT!!!!
This federal appeals court must be taken in for a Psychological evaluation
(One thing I don't understand...it seemed free birth control, abortions, and sex changes were part and parcel of population control. Fertility treatment for those who could never reproduce naturally doesn't seem to gel with that.)
It could just be that your parents, like mine, wouldn't get us have a computer hooked up to the 'net in the bedroom to track all the crazy stuff going on then.
Remove it from “administrative segregation” and put it in general population.Within a few hours it won’t be in need of any disfiguring surgery.
I concur. Start with the nerves governing where his
deposits rulings emanate from.
It is the sign of a sick society that gives sex change operations t prisoners yet denies life saving treatment to cancer patients.
ObamaCare will be paying out billions for these. As well as for hundreds - if not thousands - of newly discovered, “medically necessary,” exotic procedures.
Any way to give Manning some judges to keep him company in prison?
This is an idiotic waste of money.
Ignorance was bliss.
It seems to me that the only way to halt this madness is to accelerate it by having conservatives bring lawsuits demanding even furthering of these gains by the left. The left needs to understand that their rights do not end with winning a new privilege but rather that at the heart of their struggle is the counter struggle which demands yet a circular swing back against their new rights with equal rights for others. In medicine then this would require a straight person demanding something like Glasses, or dental care, hearing aids, etc. which at present is not a part of the government’s healthcare package. Expanding rights for gays using their logic would overload the capacity of the system. Imagine the horror the dental profession will experience when they become obamacare employed, or those who sell eyeglasses. The idea that cosmetic surgery is a right should also be explored; ugly people should be herded into hospitals to be healed.
the judges need a mental health assessment, yes,
a mental transplant (to acquire a few brains)
“Medically necessary” my toe
My research indicates there is no cure for..Rectalis Cranial inversionem
the judge simply needs to be REMOVED from the bench
So are they then going to sue to change prisons to the one for their new sex. This is going to get more and more bizarre.
But Joni Mitchell's gonna pursue ya
.. and sue ya.
toes arent covered.....
just about everything else...yes...toes no!
I FEEL that its medically necessary that I be GRANTED a New Maserati.....
Yes I did. Thank you.
I write parodies. A lot of them. That's why I am . . . The wag tailoring the doggerel
yes, putting teats on a boar would be more “medically necessary” or useful ...than this
You are 62 years old, have worked, raised a family, and paid taxes all of your life. You need hip replacement surgery? Hmmm, I see here in your owebamacare social history that you don’t vote for democrats and used to own a gun before the Second Amendment was repealed. The panel rules that your hip replacement is not medically necessary. Get back to work, serf. NEXT...
If I understood the article correctly, the federal judge has ordered the Massachussetts Department of Correction to pay for the sex-change operation, corrections welcome. And if this is correct, and only Massachussetts taxpayers are paying for the operation, then this operation is constitutional, but not for the reason that the misguided activist federal judge is claiming.
More specifically, the Founding States had made the 10th Amendment to clarify in general that the Constitution's silence about things like public healthcare means that such issues are automatically uniquely state power issues. So if only Massachussetts taxpayers are paying for this operation then that is their issue, although I personally disagree with such spending.
And if Massachussetts majority voters feel the same way I do about such spending, but don't exercise their voting muscle to force their state lawmakers to put a stop to such spending, then lazy Massachusetts voters can sleep in the bed that they have made for themselves.
On the other hand, if federal taxpayer dollars are involved in this operation, then such funds are unconstitutional. This is evidenced by the fact that, regardless what activist justices want everybody to think about the constitutonality of Obamacare, such justices don't want voters to find out that the Supreme Court had previously officially clarified the following. Not only have the states had never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate public healthcare, federal public healthcare programs like Obamacare therefore unconstitutional, but Congress is prohibited from taxing and spending in the name of anything that it doesn't have the constitutional authority to address.
State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added) Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Have a butcher perform the Lopadikovahim!