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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    This is exactly why we need private insurance. Of course the government shouldn't be paying for this kind of stuff. But if there's demand for it, private insurers may supply coverage.
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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    This is exactly why we need private insurance. Of course the government shouldn't be paying for this kind of stuff. But if there's demand for it, private insurers may supply coverage.
    "This kind of stuff" being a medical procedure that is sometimes necessary for the health of the patient?

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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    I'm glad to see that a number of contributers here, do not need penis enlargement.

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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "This kind of stuff" being a medical procedure that is sometimes necessary for the health of the patient?
    Precisely. Just look at the poll. If the government runs insurance and you need or want this procedure, you're screwed.
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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    I see even some of our left wing friends agree on this one......Maybe there is hope for them yet....
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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Precisely. Just look at the poll. If the government runs insurance and you need or want this procedure, you're screwed.
    Says who? If I were setting up such a system, I'd make sure that the doctor was the final say. If Jim-who-wants-to-be-Jane is recommended for surgery by a doctor, who the hell am I to override him? Lacking a medical degree or experience of any sort, I'm not qualified to make that call.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "This kind of stuff" being a medical procedure that is sometimes necessary for the health of the patient?
    No, enabling a patient's make-believe delusions doesn't help him.

    Treating his problem helps him.

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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, enabling a patient's make-believe delusions doesn't help him.

    Treating his problem helps him.

    And when you do, you should learn a little about the subject. Someone born with a peculiar genetic abnormality can have female genetic and hormonal patterns but still have a penis. And vice versa.

    It's not always just in their head.

    But what do all those medical doctory types know anyway? You know better.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Says who? If I were setting up such a system, I'd make sure that the doctor was the final say. If Jim-who-wants-to-be-Jane is recommended for surgery by a doctor, who the hell am I to override him? Lacking a medical degree or experience of any sort, I'm not qualified to make that call.
    Let me explain- when an elected government does something, it's driven ultimately by votes. If it's as unpopular as this poll suggests, sex change surgery will not be covered. If there is a legitimate demand for it in the marketplace, private insurance may.

    But you are getting into very dangerous ground that communists often use. Communism didn't work because the USSR wasn't "real" communism. Stalin wasn't a nice guy. If I ran it, I would do a lot better. Well frankly that's bull****. Things don't work the way you would like them to in your fantasy land.
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    Re: Should sex change operations be paid for by Gov. funds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Sweet. You really can get a tax deduction for a sex change. That's not the same as forcing the tax payers to pay for it, but hey I'm always in favor of a tax cut.
    Is this part of a standard medical deduction?
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