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[Brown University] Student health plan to cover sex reassignment
The Brown Daily Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jennifer Kaplan

Posted on 02/08/2013 6:22:07 AM PST by reaganaut1

The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Hebert confirmed in an email to The Herald.

The move makes Brown one of a handful of schools and healthcare providers nationwide to cover the surgeries.

“We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to,” Hebert wrote, adding that the change was in line with “Brown’s efforts to support all students.” The coverage will be funded through renewal rates paid for next year’s student healthcare coverage, she wrote. In general, the total package of sexual reassignment surgeries, hormone therapy and other services can cost up to $50,000.

Kelly Garrett, LGBTQ Center coordinator, said she has strongly advocated this change for the past several years. A milestone in the movement to add coverage for these surgeries was the inclusion of hormone treatment in the current school year’s coverage plan, Garrett added. The sexual reassignment procedures that will be covered are “very standard and very comprehensive,” she said.

In the past, transgender students did not have access to sex reassignment surgeries at Brown and often were barred from treatment due to high costs, Garrett said. “I know people where it’s taken them 10 years because they needed to save money,” she said. The LGBTQ Center has no statistics on how many transgender students are at Brown, and it is difficult to get accurate data due to self-reporting and the nature of some students’ gender identity changes during their time in college, she said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: brownuniversity; mutilation
"Reassignment" is mutilation, and it is evil when done to anyone, and doubly evil when done to 18-year-olds.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:22:15 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

but, but, but......whole.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by brivette
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To: reaganaut1

Can anyone enroll there? I really, really need a tummy tuck.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 6:30:18 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: reaganaut1

Just when I am sure nothing will shock me any more...


4 posted on 02/08/2013 6:30:54 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: reaganaut1

You nailed it. Genital mutilation and a lifetime of steroids is now called sex reassignment. Civilization, where are you?


5 posted on 02/08/2013 6:46:26 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: pepperdog

You’re actually onto something...call it unintended consequences, but you can expect in a few years for Brown to end up with a passel of transgendered students looking for a free ride for their big medical bills..


6 posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:23 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You’re not kidding. If you want to get depressed, check out the article’s comment section. This isn’t just some obstinate administrator implementing an idiotic proposal over the objections of a majority. The freaks at that school actually seem to approve of the decision.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 6:51:43 AM PST by RIRed
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To: reaganaut1

you cannot take a man and turn him into a woman...nor can you take a woman and turn her into a man.

what you have is a Martian at best and a mutilated victim at worst(like we need more ‘victims’).

need proof? just check out that stud muffin, Chaz Bono.(I decided, thankfully, against a photo.)


8 posted on 02/08/2013 6:53:26 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: reaganaut1
"Reassignment" is mutilation, and it is evil when done to anyone...
I agree! If enough people pray, however, the tide will turn: Rosary for Peace.
9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:01:36 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: reaganaut1

Everyone must pay higher rates for what a vanishingly small minority of students want. Raise your hand if you think that’s fair.

Let all the other students pay
To make my penis go away;
I can’t afford it, never will:
*My* student body. *Your* higher bill.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 7:37:58 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: reaganaut1

Chopping and grafting can not change a person’s sex (not gender)

This is mutilation. People who favor it are mentally disturbed.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 7:41:36 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: reaganaut1

The Liberal students won’t mind being charged more in their health insurance premiums to provide “reassignment” surgeries to the mentally ill among them. If they run out of money, they can always get another student loan from Obama’s stash.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 8:06:19 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: reaganaut1

Imagine the confusion in the military when some of these carnie side-show freaks show up sporting 2nd. Lt. bars.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 8:23:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: reaganaut1

There’s a “moral hazard” here, as the insurance industry would say: which university is now going to be the first choice for students who want to change sex?

The dorms are going to be a blast.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 8:24:32 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures

good gravy, these things get more complicated by the day. they gotta be making these things up
15 posted on 02/08/2013 8:42:50 AM PST by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: ken5050

Precisely. As soon as people calculate that a semester at Brown (part-time?)costs less than their surgery there will be hundreds of new transgender students.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:06:33 AM PST by 2big2fail
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To: reaganaut1
The official position of the medical profession is that "sex reassignment" (in certain cases and not just on a whim) is a medically necessary life saving operation.

Under the circumstances, don't blame Brown University for having insurance covering it. The problem is far deeper than one liberal college and their health coverage.

Many of us who have major medical group coverage are implicitly covered for "sex reassignment" if a physician deems it medically necessary.

17 posted on 02/08/2013 2:01:29 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

under what circumstances would it be “medically” necessary??


18 posted on 02/08/2013 2:07:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: reaganaut1

This puts a new spin on the

“What can Brown do for you”

for sure....


19 posted on 02/08/2013 2:09:33 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GeronL
under what circumstances would it be “medically” necessary??

Please note this is not my opinion, but they claim that if a person is "gender dysphoric" (hates being thier own gender) to the point of being suicidal, then the preferred treatment is, etc.

20 posted on 02/08/2013 4:12:50 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

That is a mental problem, chopping someone up for a mental problem is malpractice and barbaric.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 4:18:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
I absolutely agree. But medical science has been corrupted, and so the insurance companies follow suit.

A far deeper problem than what one liberal university does.

22 posted on 02/08/2013 4:33:52 PM PST by Salman
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