Folks, we’re living in an age of absolute and utter insanity, clearly evidenced by the fact there are men and women who are having trouble identifying their own gender — or even whether they have a gender to begin with.While much of the transgender debate has focused on which bathroom a person should use regardless of their plumbing, raising questions of safety and security for folks going potty in public, it seems another issue involving this topic has come to the surface.
And it’s a doozy.Transgender employees at the University of Wisconsin have filed a lawsuit to force taxpayers to cover the cost of their reassignment surgery.
What a world.
According to TheBlaze, Two transgender employees at the University of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Friday against the UW system, its board of regents, and its insurers over refusal to pay for gender reassignment surgeries.With the help of the ACLU, the plaintiffs have alleged that they are being discriminated against because their taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan denied coverage for gender reassignment surgeries.
The plaintiffs, Shannon Andrews, a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and Alina Boyden, a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, were both born as males but identify as females. Andrews paid for his gender reassignment surgery out-of-pocket and was denied reimbursement by the insurer.
“Many people can relate to paying into an insurance plan only to be told that the treatment they need is not covered,” Andrews said in a statement, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. “But when the reason you are denied coverage is because of who you are, it is even more painful. And it’s clearly discrimination.”Boyden has not undergone gender reassignment surgery yet because he knows the claim will be rejected by the insurance company.
“As a result of (state policies), plaintiffs’ health insurance plans single out transgender employees for unequal treatment by categorically depriving them of all medical care for gender dysphoria, a serious medical condition codified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Classification of Diseases,” the lawsuit read.
Wisconsin had considered including this procedure in their policy last year, but decided against it.Because, you know, common sense and all.
This is a no-brainer. Being transgender and undergoing a medical procedure to change your sex is a personal choice, no matter how hard liberals try to say otherwise.
Since this is a personal matter, it should be the individual’s responsibility to come up with the money for the surgery. It’s not like any of your parts are diseased and need to be removed because of illness.
It’s not at all the taxpayer’s duty to pay for someone’s personal lifestyle choice.
Of course, this madness of using public money to fund the redesign of someone’s privates has already infected the military and our prison system. Is it any surprise it should show up in universities?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]