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Obama administration withdraws plan to use taxpayer funds for sex-change operations
Fox News ^ | March 30, 2013 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 03/30/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by haffast

The Obama administration has withdrawn a proposal to allow Medicare to pay for sex-change operations.

The policy change was expected to draw criticism from Congress and perhaps taxpayers. However, the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the proposal was withdrawn until the agency’s appeals board considers a challenge to the federal government’s existing policy that such operations are experimental and should not be covered by Medicare or Medicaid, according to The Hill.

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The decision was made during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Week, in which Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Obama’s Affordable Care Act will help improve health care for such Americans and that the president asked her after the law was enacted to “identify steps” the agency could take to improve such patients’ health and well being.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; gay; health; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lesbian; lgbt; obama; obamacare; sebelius; sexchange; transgender
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To: haffast

these people never withdraw. Maybe save for a later time, they never give up. so I am not buying it.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 10:02:41 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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