If you're opposed to the transgender hysteria that has gripped much of the world for the past decade or so, well, good, you should be. But you should also be aware that it's now official federal policy that you have to open your wallet and shell out for it.
A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.
U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers for the Southern District of West Virginia said it was discriminatory for the state to ban such procedures from Medicaid recipients while allowing others who do not have a gender dysphoria diagnosis to get the same surgeries, such as a mastectomy or vaginoplasty.
Okay, just to clarify: A mastectomy is generally only performed on women when it is necessary to save their lives, i.e. when they have breast cancer.
It's not the sort of operation meant to foster a delusion about being "transgender."
As for a vaginoplasty, well, this is a relatively rare surgery for most women. In the context of "transgenderism," it's a procedure wherein a male is castrated and a wound is created between his legs to resemble a vagina.
Sorry, these are hard things to discuss but I'm afraid we all have to be aware of them now.
Under the state's policy, a woman with a cancer-related diagnosis could have a mastectomy, but a transgender man with gender dysphoria desiring to have breasts removed could not do so under Medicaid coverage.
"It is undisputed that the criteria determining whether or not such treatment is covered under the Medicaid Program hinges on a diagnosis — but when treatment is precluded for a diagnosis based on one's gender identity, such exclusion invidiously discriminates on the basis of sex and transgender status," Judge Chambers, a Clinton appointee, wrote in Tuesday's order.
So if the State determines that woman is eligible for a mastectomy because if she doesn't get one she might die from cancer, it must also determine that a woman is eligible for a mastectomy because she [checks notes] thinks she's a man.
Well it's national policy now so I guess that's that!
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