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    Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Self explanatory. Do you think the government should pay, or help pay, or subsidize insurance companies, or in any other way funnel money toward assisting people to undergo gender reassignment surgeries?

    If so, to what extent?

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Of course. Why wouldn't it be?
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Self explanatory. NO.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    No I dont think tax dollars should pay for it.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Assuming it's to fix a documented and real medical condition it should be treated like any other real medical condition from an insurance and government aid standpoint.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Assuming it's to fix a documented and real medical condition it should be treated like any other real medical condition from an insurance and government aid standpoint.
    What real medical condition does gender reassignment treat?
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What real medical condition does gender reassignment treat?
    Gender dysphoria.

    I voted yes.

    Where there is a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and gender reassignment surgery is indicated as necessary treatment then the surgery should be covered by insurance or subsidized by the government in the same way that any other medically necessary treatment would be covered.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What real medical condition does gender reassignment treat?
    I'm not a doctor. I'm only pointing out that if someone is suffering from a legitimate medical condition related to gender identity then that condition should be treated like any other. In other words the mere fact that it's gender related is completely irrelevant to how it should be treated and paid for.

    The DSM-5, which is the bible for the psychiatric world recognizes gender dysphoria as a legitimate medical condition. While I haven't done more research on it than that, the topic doesn't really interest me to be honest, that would indicate to me that it's a disease to be treated like any other.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Nope.

    If private insurance wants to cover it? Fine.

    Tax money going into it? A lot more research must be done. I could give a flying flipping mother****ing stupid ****ing **** if you want to "Feel comfortable in your skin." There better be some hardcore scientific proof before forcing people to have their tax money go into such a thing.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Nope.

    If private insurance wants to cover it? Fine.

    Tax money going into it? A lot more research must be done. I could give a flying flipping mother****ing stupid ****ing **** if you want to "Feel comfortable in your skin." There better be some hardcore scientific proof before forcing people to have their tax money go into such a thing.
    As I've pointed out it seems that it's a recognized illness. What more research needs to be done?
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