Transgender Costs vs. Erectile Dysfunction Costs
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1294) one month ago
One of the reasons President Trump gave for not allowing transgender people to serve in the military was medical costs. How about a few facts:

Consider this: The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

"Considering the prevalence of transgender service members among the active duty military and the typical health care costs for gender transition-related medical treatment, the Rand study estimated that these treatments would cost the military between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually." . . . .

By contrast, total military spending on erectile dysfunction medicines amounts to $84 million annually, according to an analysis by the Military Times - 10 times the cost of annual transition-related medical care for active duty transgender service members.

The military spends $41.6 million annually on Viagra alone, according to the Military Times analysis - roughly five times the estimated spending on transition-related medical care for transgender troops.

Read more at:

http://staugustine.com/ne...ps-medical

https://www.nytimes.com/2...itary.html
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1294) one month ago
I guess President Trump changed his mind! At the GOP Convention last year said something quite different.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1294) one month ago
"The Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump’s Transgender Ban: The President’s tweets are a naked attempt to divert attention from his scandals" by David Remnick, The New Yorker, July 26, 2017

http://www.newyorker.com/...litary-ban
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13210) one month ago
Hmm... someone took the bait. The transgender proclamation is a distraction.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9545) one month ago
“You ought to treat everybody fairly.”
— Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

“If you can meet those standards, we shouldn’t care who you are.”
— Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)

"Why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter.”
— Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

“I don't think we should be discriminating against anyone.”
— Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
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