Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States via Wikimedia Commons

Under a new executive order recently issues by President Joe Biden, tax payers will now be on the hook for the cost of transgender surgeries for any active duty military members or veterans that want them.

The order is a reversal of an Obama era policy which prevented the use of federal funds of transgender surgeries, some of which can cost upwards of $200,000 a piece.

As The Washington Examiner reports:

Taxpayers will now foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery for active military personnel and veterans, with some treatments costing upward of $200,000 under an executive order signed by President Biden.

Tucked inside Biden’s Jan. 25 transgender order, “Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform,” is a clause that repeals an Obama-era policy that prohibited federally funded reassignment surgery. This was followed up by memos from both Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough specifically stating that surgery is now an added benefit.

“This revised policy will also ensure all medically-necessary transition related care authorized by law is available to all Service members,” Austin wrote.

In a VA email to employees, McDonough echoed: “Perform an assessment of the necessary steps to eliminate the exclusion of ‘gender alteration’ (gender affirmation surgery) in the medical benefits package.”

 


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iemtoo
iemtoo
3 months ago

OKAY NOW! TALK ABOUT THE LAUGHING STOCK! I CAN SEE THE RUSSIAN, CHINESE, NORTH KOREAN COUNTRYS LAUGHING SO HARD, THEY ARE PEEING THEIR UNIFORMS! WHAT A DISGRACE. THIS COUNTRY HAS GONE TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET!

susan dudak
susan dudak
3 months ago
Reply to  iemtoo

And it doesn’t appear it is going to get much better in the near future as long as this radical group is in power.

william
william
3 months ago
Reply to  susan dudak

It will get Changed and all will stop if “Opophus” hits the earth on Friday 13 2029 it won’t be about money or gender or special interests then , it will be about “SURVIVAL” ! OPB

Robert6391
Robert6391
3 months ago
Reply to  iemtoo

iemtoo
Now are we talking about those Russian Women soldiers who were the deadliest fighting force in Russia during WWII, and the Russian Women snipers who killed more of the enemy than any other fighting force in history, during WWII. Then there was the German Women’s infantry, which American forces feared more than German male infantry. mainly because they took no prisoners. Why does the militaries of the World have so many of these women in their main fighting force, a very good example at present was the Kurds who actually stopped ISIS in their tracks, made up of over 40% women on the front lines fighting just like the men. Now one of those Transgender persons belongs to my American Legion post after serving 30 years and honorably discharged, now I do think that a few regret calling him a queer because she dresses like a man.

Jim Rose
Jim Rose
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

We’re not talking about real women

Brian Burry
Brian Burry
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

You have an extremely limited knowledge of the actual World War II history, and who the Americans were afraid of or not! But hey it’s your agenda, liberals don’t care about the truth do they?!

jerry hughes
jerry hughes
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

In Vietnam, as a 21 yo 6 ft 3 inch 230 pound marine, I was carried 11 kilometers to a chopper pick up station by other marines. Good luckwhen you have 130 pound women trying to do that.

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

Those Russian women were not as effective as you claim. The movie “Stalag 17” accurately depicted their ‘effect’. Most of them surrendered to the German army after their tepid resistance to blitzkriegs or extended combat operations. They languished in those prisons for the remainder of the war. As far as females in the German army: You do know they lost that war, don’t you? American women were very effective in their role as instructor pilots, ferry pilots, target drone pilots, test pilots and aircraft/weapons/shipyard/factory workers. We could not have achieved victory during that war without them.

Shira Levin. I have prayed for your healing Dan.
Shira Levin. I have prayed for your healing Dan.
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

ISIS soldiers feared the Kurdish women soldiers. They believe that being killed by a woman would prevent them from entering Paradise.

Bob moore
Bob moore
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

You sound just like a Biden propaganda mouthpiece! Where the hell did that bs come from? Oh, let me circle back to you on that! Your a dumb ass!

Jim Rose
Jim Rose
3 months ago
Reply to  iemtoo

He is a disgrace to America!!!!

Theoldone
Theoldone
3 months ago
Reply to  iemtoo

I thought Obama was the worst president ever but this senile Biden is trying to be even worst. Trying to bring the standards to its lowest denominator of imbecility. I seriously wonder if we can recover from the coming 4 years of a biden “presidency”

larry hall
larry hall
2 months ago
Reply to  iemtoo

# 10 GI we need a leader today that knows how to say no to the #@%$ ho

John O Hall
John O Hall
3 months ago

Military Medicine is over worked as it is and does not need this stupid additional task.

Robert6391
Robert6391
3 months ago
Reply to  John O Hall

John O Hall
Does that apply to all the cosmetic surgeries to mostly Officers wives and other persons in the military and retired. My neighbor is a retired Colonel and his wife is a retired LT Colonel and both have had facial and abdominal cosmetic surgery 3 times in the past 8 years, and I was old by a friend that the wife has another surgery scheduled at Walter Reed for cosmetic surgery on her neck. neither were hurt in any way in the Military and never served in any combat zone in any capacity.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

Great. Now we will have soldiers that look like the oak ridge boys with tits

Patricia R West
Patricia R West
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

If I have to pay for my cosmetic surgeries so should they.Our military deserves so much more in medical benefits but Americans shouldn’t have to pay for foolish scrap like this.

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert6391

I can see veterans healthcare being limited to emergencies and basic health maintenance (I switched to VA Healthcare after Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” caused my Kaiser premiums to shoot up beyond my means to pay them) These procedures you describe are elective, and should only be provided by the VA under specific guidelines.

graceythecat
graceythecat
3 months ago

This is the most redickyouless pile of cow patty I have ever heard. What a disgrace the communist democRATS are and if not stopped there will be no hope for our grandchildren.

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  graceythecat

You hit a certain nail on the head. According to liberals, the world is vastly overpopulated. Their scheme is to abort/prevent pregnancies, feminize men, promote homosexuality, disparage marriages for heterosexuals, start wars, famines, pogroms, revolutions, etc. to cull a huge proportion of humans. This scheme has put women out of business. The ‘role’ of women now is to clamor for more ‘power’ to promote such agendas, and to place them in harm’s way as soldiers, police officers, etc. The funny thing is, pogroms have been the culmination of liberal efforts long before this current scenario.