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Transgender advocates want free mammograms under Obamacare
The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein

Posted on 10/19/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

News that an uninsured transgender woman in Colorado was denied a free mammogram has prompted two advocacy groups to petition the federal government for equality in screening.

“That is irrational discrimination, plain and simple,” said Harper Jean Tobin, director of policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality.

“Breast-cancer screenings save lives and should be available to all women, period,” added Shane Snowdon, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s health and aging program.

President Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex, including on the basis of gender identity or sex stereotyping,” they wrote Friday in a letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Current federal guidance says that only women who are “genetically female” are eligible for subsidized mammograms....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colorado; homosexualagenda; obamacare; transgenders; welfarestate
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Whining crybabies...


2 posted on 10/19/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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3 posted on 10/19/2013 9:32:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say make the “free”-gram using a wringer.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 9:33:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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News that an uninsured transgender woman in Colorado was denied a free mammogram has prompted two advocacy groups to petition the federal government for equality in screening.

Hey, I'm good with it. Let's include mammograms for men and prostrate exams for women. I'm shuddering at the thought of what a male hysterectemy is going to be.

5 posted on 10/19/2013 9:34:47 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP should get free testicle exams. The cost would be minimal.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 9:37:13 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The basic problem here is the misuse of the word “free.” There is no “free.” If you’re getting a good or service, and you’re not paying for it, someone else is. And that would be John Q. Taxpayer. And I can’t find anywhere in the Constitution where it says it’s the government’s responsibility to supply mammograms.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 9:39:10 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis, Missouri)
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Higher cancer risks.

Women are supposed to have babies and use their mammaries generously to feed their infants. Sorta the use it or lose it principle.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 9:40:35 PM PDT by lurk
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once these things get their "tit caught in the ringer" so to speak they'll find out it's not all fun and games as any REAL woman will tell them...
9 posted on 10/19/2013 9:41:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Usagi_yo

“She” is a MAN!!!!! He has no more risk of breast cancer than any OTHER man!!! (Men can get breast cancer, but the incidence is very low) OTOH, screwing around with massive doses of hormones could conceivably have unforeseen side effects....


10 posted on 10/19/2013 9:42:07 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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Stick it in here, fruitloop.

11 posted on 10/19/2013 9:42:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Men can be referred for mammograms if there are reasons to suggest breast cancer. Why doesn’t this clinic include those men in their “free” offer?


12 posted on 10/19/2013 9:45:19 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I’m not a biological male but I want my damn prostate exam!


13 posted on 10/19/2013 9:45:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Stop the world I want to get off.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome to the Crazy Years.


14 posted on 10/19/2013 9:46:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Hopefully 0bamaCare will treat electile dysfunction because this country is suffering a terrible case of it.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 9:48:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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It should be a meat grinder with these freaks. I should be the one suing for discrimination when these pukes discriminate against normalcy.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 9:52:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and free prostate and testicular cancer screening too.
A Hat Trick.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 9:53:22 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; ...

Can silicone grow tumors? WTF?

There is male breast cancer, Rod Roddy died of it. But come on.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 9:57:24 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: max americana

We should all file a class action lawsuit for breach of contract visa vie the Constitution.


19 posted on 10/19/2013 9:58:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suppose that they’re going to want Pap smears also for their non existent uteri.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 10:00:28 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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