Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Coverage for gender surgery jumps
Posted on 12/07/2011 8:40:35 PM PST by quantim
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender reassignment surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled in the past year, according to a new scorecard compiled by the nation's largest gay rights group.
The Human Rights Campaign said in a report to be published Thursday that 207 of the 636 businesses it surveyed for its annual Corporate Equality Index either are already providing transgender- inclusive employee health benefits or plan to at the start of the new year.
Last year, 85 companies had insurance plans that paid for sex transformation surgeries, and only 49 did in 2009. A decade ago, when the campaign launched the index, none did.
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For this, we get Death Panels?
Sorry, Grandmother, Todd must get his weed whacked.
At least with tattoos, there are now methods to reverse changes one has made to one’s body.
With this stuff, there’s nothing to be done once you mutilated yourself!
The MADNESS stops at the last trumpet!
I don’t like the normalization of perversity, but so long as these companies are the only ones paying for it, it’s their business. However, you and I both know there are plenty of politicians who would eagerly mandate that all health insurance plans must cover gender reassignment surgery. That’s where this issue is eventually heading.
Gack. Soon what will be left that shouldn’t be boycotted. Aunt Oriole’s Original Peach Syrup Company in Mobile, Alabama? I wouldn’t be averse to making it a rule that only those surgeries that are legal in the USA (so far sex change is still a Sweden thing) can be covered by US group health plans.
For a long time I wasn’t bugged by letting companies set their own “gay” policies as long as they had the choice of doing it either way without government interference (either no gay or pro gay). I think I’m about to take that part out of my Freep page. Things are getting ultra liberal stupid in a huge lemming run.
What if I just want 7 penises, one for each day?
What’s the cost of an Addadictomy?
The problem is that it is not the insurance companies paying for it, but the subscribers to that insurance plan that foot the bill.
Just like gubmint, they have to take money from someone needing real care and bust it out to the creeps that receive the bennies and the sick-in-the-head doctors that get paid to advance said perversion.
It’s not a free market thing, but a redistribution of wealth and perversion.
It’s odd that, as the medical credibility of this stuff shrinks, the political appea just grows and grows.
Probably a lot less than a chopadictomy.
This sounds like a Madonna requirement.
Where is Rush with the names of these procedures?
I've always wondered - where does a doctor get trained for "sex-change" operations? What kind of residency is there? Does it pay well? It must be a very odd-ball specialty.
What a freaking racket.
Shrinks declare it normal.
Gives cover for medical surgeons to offer it.
Insurance companies don’t care because their pool of insurers (ie all of us) foot most of the bill.
It is totally crazy.
Everyone has body issues they’d love to change or fix on other peoples’ money.
I’d like some hair removed, some hair added in other places, and I’d like to be about 4 inches taller. And weight about 40 pounds less. And I’d like my insurance to pay for it because shrinks say I need it to be the person I’m not and it’s “medically necessary”.
But this is not fantasyland and nobody should expect to pick up the damn tab for me.
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Whats the cost of an Addadictomy?
Are you buying or just borrowing?
When we shove the sodomites back in the closet and not before. Because of the homosexual mafia companies are now paying for the mutilation of their bodies—truly sick.
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“Whats the cost of an Addadictomy?”
You pay by the inch.
What?! How is this a medical neccessity? My doctor wrote a letter years ago to my insurance company explaining my skin condition of rosacea/psoriasis and that it could only be treated with laser light and they refused to cover it. So I walked around for awhile looking like a blotchy scaley mess, yeah good luck landing a job like that huh. But they will cover if you want to grow boobs or get your penis lopped off? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. They didn’t care if their client walked around looking like a freak due to an untreated medical condition that just happened to affect her “cosmetically” but they are so willing to cover the real freaks so they can what? “Feel” better about themselves?
” (so far sex change is still a Sweden thing)”
I’m not sure what you mean by this. Gender reassignment surgery is done in the U.S. In fact, I work at a hospital that does them. I’m holding my breath that I don’t get assigned to give anesthesia during one of these cases. If I do, there’s gonna be a ruckus. I’ll refuse. Period.
I don’t anesthetize for abortions. I ain’t gonna do this, either.
Wouldn't it be more accurately called "Genital mutilation surgery"? Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how mutilating someone's body and pumping him up full of female hormones fits that whole "do no harm" principle. (Ditto for mutilation of women to make them superficially similar to men.)
It seems to me that we in the majority should fight this tooth and nail no matter what state we are in because this type of absurdity in the end raises all our rates.
Is there such a thing as protesting coverage for this type of thing on the same moral grounds as coverage for abortion?
Or is it different because it’s insurance companies and private companies pushing it.
Perhaps we should get a list of all the major companies allowing this on their plan and boycott them.
This REALLY pisses me off!
Apple, Chevron, General Mills, Dow Chemical, American Airlines, Kellogg, Sprint, Levi Strauss, Eli Lilly, Best Buy, Nordstrom, the U.S. division of Volkswagen, Whirlpool, Xerox, Raytheon and Office Depot.
I’m with ya.....
I just used the “proper medical terminology”
There is no question of sex change.
The technique is “gender reassignment” which are what amount to weasel words that transform. So far we have no recorded instance of a transvestite male having his gender reassigned such that he becomes pregnant.
Self mutilation is hardly a means of self improvement. It’s a cruel and inhumane culture that promotes this as a pathway to improve self perception.
Agreed. Window dressing, at it’s worst. This is, I think, the other side of the fact that obamacare drastically reduces coverage for maternity. So, you can’t be covered for having a baby, but you can be covered if you want to look like Cher.
My employer covers this, while tightening other coverage. An individual who “changed” and said this was a great health change mentioned it’s out of pocket costs at about 50K, done in the USA.
Using public money to pay for the mutilation of the genitals of people suffering from mental disorders is...
No words suffice.
Samuel Adams, where are you when we need you?
“Perhaps we should get a list of all the major companies allowing this on their plan and boycott them.”
People say, “It’s always about the money.” Well, it’s not; not always, not this time.
This is about the eternal war between good and evil.
I don’t think these companies will respond to boycotts at any level that is practically achievable.
I don’t think they will respond until—and I am not advocating this—pe*ple beg*n b*rning their st*res and of*ices, and generally acting like labor union organizers back in the 1930s.
“Standard treatment protocol” is probably more accurate than “medically necessary”. The point was that as this is considered the standard treatment for this, it would be covered by insurance (ie in all our premiums).
And it happens over years. First the weirdo has to dress like the opposite sex for years, have shrink visits for years, want to change their body, then finally start having operations. So all of this pre-op stuff with shrinks and such are covered too.
I will be a-pinging a bit later this afternoon. ACK. Always appreciate being alerted to relevant articles.
That goes to show what happens when I ain’t looking.
They “ball the Jack” here now?
God save us.
Muslims want 72 - one for each virgin!
... or by the foot!!!
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More evil insanity if anyone wants to read about it. Even John Hopkins Hospital won't do "sex change" aka "gender reassignment" surgery any more as it merely caters to the mentally ill and doesn't help them, they are just as miserable if not more so afterwards, but there is no going back after the mutilations are done. And to add insult to injury, other needed medical procedures will be limited for this. It's not the money, it's pushing Evil on purpose.
Wasted money. Totally, completely wasted money. Money thrown down a s_it hole never to be seen again.
No way in the world this should be covered for anyone.
Can you believe that HEARING AID coverage is virtually non-existant, and these idiots are concerned with whacking body parts and sewing them on elsewhere.
It’s enough to make a sane person wonder if they’ve slipped into a parallel universe.
When all is said and done an XX is still an XX and an XY is still and XY.
What if one changes one’s gender and decides it was a bad idea? Does insurance cover gender re-reassignment? It’s only fair, no?
we better get a candidate who understands conservative social issues and now some pansy liberal fool with liberal social issues.
Which begs the questions why do we allow RP etc to come to our debates, run on our ticket when he is clearly not a conservative or a republican infact he’s more liberal than some liberals on social and foreign issues
It’s like hell on earth, xzins. Big Trouble ahead. Those pushing evil are never going to stop until the whole world is like North Korea, Zimbabwe and Sodom and Gomorrah, all rolled into one, with a splash of the PRC, the gulags and the ovens.
Stick with five; then your pants will fit like a glove.
I have a list of modifications necessary for me to transform into both a large truck and a giant battle robot. Where is my government money?