From below: If the government thought sick patient care was expensive, it should see the tab for “gender-reassignment” surgery …
From the FRC, (now labeled a “hate group” by this administration), comes an interesting set of questions. What kind of government says its health care can’t afford to keep people alive — but will pay to change their gender?
Yours! Welcome to the Obama administration, located at the intersection of illogical and outrageous. In two seemingly unrelated stories yesterday, the House helped to highlight just how radically out of touch the President’s policy is with everyday Americans.
For years, the Obama administration has argued that it’s cheaper to “let sick people die” than treat them. And to prove it, they wrote a little something into the President’s signature law authorizing 15 unaccountable bureaucrats to make decisions from Washington about whether you deserve care — and from whom. They called it the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), or “death panel,” as most people know it.
Of course, the administration never hid IPAB’s real agenda. In fact, the head of Medicare at the time, Donald Berwick, was quite blunt about its role in rationing care.
Not surprisingly, the idea of a dozen strangers making health care choices for the rest of the country wasn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser, even for Democrats. While the White House tried to tamp down the criticism, most Americans were on to IPAB’s dirty little secret: that it will cost American lives to save Medicare dollars. Tired of the President trying to inject more government into the doctor-patient relationship, members of the House overwhelmingly voted to kill IPAB. With an almost 100-vote cushion, the repeal sailed through the House with 11 Democrats on board.
Meanwhile, as the House was sending the President a message on his idea of health care, the White House was busy sending its own. In a stunning turn of events, the government’s Office of Personnel Management announced that it had ordered federal employee health insurers to start covering transgender surgery, pills, and other therapy by next January.
It’s the latest in a long line of unconstitutional, jaw-dropping ObamaCare mandates: taxpayer-funded sex changes.
If the government thought sick patient care was expensive, it should see the tab for “gender-reassignment” surgery …