I get that you don’t think trans surgeries should happen. What I don’t get, is why you seem to be against (as a lot of Americans seem to be ), against an NHS style healthcare system. You pay taxes for an army to protect you, a fire service to put out fires, and police to arrest bad guys, but when it comes to the most important thing, your health, you’d rather have a private health care system. This means that some simply can’t afford it (without going into the reasons why as no doubt there will be all kinds of reasons, legitimate and otherwise ). Yes, if you want cosmetic surgery to “look better”, I get that that’s not medically necessary. If you’ve been in an accident though, it could be considered so.
We treasure the NHS in the UK, even for all it’s faults, so in just can’t get my head around not having something like it.
Submitted on 2013/09/25 at 10:57 pm
There are a lot of misinformed people here. Why should it be OK that the taxes I have taken out of my paychecks be used to provide coverage if you need Gastric Bypass Surgery because you were overeating and gained way to much weight to lose without some form of surgical intervention? Or if you needed a facial reconstruction do to an accident or something? Taxpayer money is what is paying for Obamacare.
What if you had a child that was born in the wrong body or had a child born with both sets of genitals? I bet you would be changing your tune in a heartbeat.
Sex Reassignment Surgery is not experimental, they have been doing it for at least 60 years. It isn’t cosmetic because it involves internal surgery and tissue and can’t be seen by the general public like a facelift…
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