https://i0.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/trans-health.jpg?fit=1024%2C768 768 1024 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2017-09-26 15:37:172017-09-26 16:26:26Too Costly? The Fight for Trans Health Care in the Courts and Legislature
While trans health care costs have not been proven to be particularly financially burdensome to insurance providers, any money spent on gender transition is generally considered an inappropriate use of federal funds. In this way, restrictions on publicly-funded trans health care mirror another policy, the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which restricts access to abortions for public health insurance recipients. The justifications come in similar packages: tax-payers should not foot the bill for morally questionable medical procedures.