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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
No, it's not the Onion or Scrappleface.
1 posted on 10/19/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 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.

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: TigersEye

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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To: Frank_2001

These men are given feminizing hormones that turn male breast meat into functioning female breasts. All this gender reassignment stuff is a slap in the face to nature. I’m surprised there is not more negative consequences than just breast cancer.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 10:00:49 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Chode

I say we mash more than their boobies in that.

Idiots.


22 posted on 10/19/2013 10:03:02 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: jonrick46

I’d expect all sorts of cancer risks. Not just breast cancer.

But it’s not like they have ovaries, a uterus or any other girl parts so it’s not the SAME risk as a normal woman, obviously.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Usagi_yo

Prostrate surgery under Obamacare ? they hand you a cloths hanger and tell you to yank it out your self.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 10:05:02 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“That is irrational discrimination, plain and simple,” said Harper Jean Tobin

That's a Man!!

25 posted on 10/19/2013 10:05:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: deadrock

Barney Frank would be pleased to be the director of that program.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 10:05:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Stormdog
I suppose that they’re going to want Pap smears also for their non existent uteri.

No.

Just fertility treatments including IVF.

27 posted on 10/19/2013 10:09:44 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Impy

Let my people go!


28 posted on 10/19/2013 10:15:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

This sounds like this piece by South Park-

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104426/scramble-its-brains-or-vacuum-it-out


29 posted on 10/19/2013 10:18:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

30 posted on 10/19/2013 10:18:56 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If true, then lesbians should demand nothing less than prostate exams.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 10:26:03 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re living in one giant loony bin.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 10:28:30 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Impy; All

What a cluster f**k...


33 posted on 10/19/2013 10:39:43 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Black Agnes

The use of these female enhancing hormones may produce the breast they want, but there are trade-offs: prostrate cancer, heart disease, blood clots, type II diabetes, pituitary tumors, loss of libido and other slaps in the face by nature. If their gender reassignment has turned them into an ugly female, they risk living a lonely and unloved life that they would not have had as a male.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 10:47:24 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Maybe these guys should talk to some real women who’ve actually had to deal with breast cancer. Maybe then they’ll decide they like being men after all.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 10:50:29 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: TigersEye

To #15> You say the country is suffering a terrible care of it (”electile dysfunction”).

Let’s translate that into everyday English:

* Our country is full of pricks” (we know that)

* The GOP is led by limp pricks” (That’s not the name of a German rock band). Boehner didn’t get his name for being a straight-up guy.

* The Democrats are syphillitic pricks who are infecting the country with marxism and stupidity.

* Obama is the father of modern marxist America, because he’s been successfully screwing the American people since 1995.

As for the Democrat women, .....!


36 posted on 10/19/2013 11:20:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

LOL Well played!


37 posted on 10/19/2013 11:27:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This guy may have to think his offer:


38 posted on 10/20/2013 12:39:47 AM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: deadrock

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


There would be no cost at all because there are no testicles in the GOP-E. However there is some hope that with Cruz and his gang some might just appear along with spines.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 2:44:54 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

did I wake up in the comic pages or what?


40 posted on 10/20/2013 3:07:00 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

did I wake up in the comic pages or what?


41 posted on 10/20/2013 3:07:01 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Black Agnes
but just for fun... don't even turn the image-er on!
42 posted on 10/20/2013 6:34:04 AM 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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