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Should ObamaCare Force Insurers to Cover Sex Change Operations?

ObamaCare, Barack Obama's signature healthcare law overhaul, reflected in graphic image.
ObamaCare, Barack Obama's signature healthcare law overhaul, reflected in graphic image.

ObamaCare, Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law overhaul, represented in graphic image.

Should the Obama administration force insurers under ObamaCare to cover sex change operations? That’s exactly what the Department of Health and Human Services is hoping to do with a regulation they issued Friday, which will pressure health insurers to cover sex change operations that will be taxpayer subsidized through Medicare, Medicaid and ObamaCare.

The final rule was handed down on the same day the Obama administration ordered schools to let children use whatever bathroom or locker room matches “their chosen gender identity,” or risk losing federal funding. The administration is ramping up a pro-transgender agenda in the wake of the battle between the state of North Carolina, which passed legislation requiring them to use the bathroom matching the sex on their birth certificate.

The agency released its final “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” rule, which relies on the enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The regulation “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects individuals with disabilities,” the agency said in a release.

A fact sheet released by the government that pertains to the rule regarding sex discrimination explains that health care providers cannot refuse to cover all services related to a sex change—such as hormone therapy, breast implants, and the surgery itself—as a matter of policy. Doctors and health insurers also cannot deny “health care or health coverage based on an individual’s sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping.”

“Categorical coverage exclusions or limitations for all health care services related to gender transition are discriminatory,” the agency said.

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