Under ObamaCare, Medicare to Cover Sexual Disfigurement Procedures

ObamaCare has greatly accelerated Medicare’s inevitable decline into bankruptcy. But for the profligate moonbats running the federal government, that is no reason not to spend still more using it to advance depraved social engineering objectives:

For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations “experimental,” Medicare has opened the door to covering transsexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare.

Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in Jan. 1.

As usual when taxpayers are parted from their money, special interest groups have shoved their way to the public trough.

The National Center for Transgender Equality is among those pushing for the changes.

In supporting letters to CMS, one of the proponents claims that the experimental status of sex-change operations has long passed and that studies confirm it works.

Sex change operations work! How did I miss the most radical scientific breakthrough since they split the atom? You can actually turn a man into a woman, altering the fundamental structure of every cell in his body. Will wonders never cease?

As if to stifle the laughter, a more ominous letter followed:

A second letter called the federal policy discriminatory, and added that failure to get the operation by those who needed can cause death. “The net effect is a failure to treat a treatable disorder which in many cases leads to death. The discrimination (is) clearly un-American,” added the letter.

Underneath the nonsensical doubletalk about treating psychiatric disorders by indulging delusions through surgical mutilation, the threat comes through loud and clear: give us our way or get the “discrimination” hammer to the side of your head.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a National Center for Sane People Equality to counter this lunacy?

On a tip from Clingtomyguns. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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