Why Medicaid Matters For Gay And Transgender Communities

Sep 7, 2012 Read more: ThinkProgress

There isn't a lot of talk about Medicaid in gay and transgender politics. Most are familiar with the issues affecting our community that have gotten enough attention to make the Democratic platform and the reactionary hit list: marriage equality, employment nondiscrimination, anti-bullying policies, immigration rights for bi-national couples, and ... (more)

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Medicaid and Medicare do not cover most needs for people of the transgendered community. But that's the thing, it does cover what the LGB communities need, that's why it doesn't get brought up. The ones left out are the smallest minority yet lacking the treatments they need we pay a higher price in failing to address their needs. We who are not effected by this pay the highest price in compromising our humanity simply because of some idiotic social customs that the USA is stuck on. The financial impact of not treating them is also much higher than it would be if we just gave them what they really needed instead of worrying about stupid notions like the sexist concepts of sex.

So giving them the medical care they need would give the US back it's humanity and save a lot of money at the same time. Liberal or conservative, denying them proper care is hurting us.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Sep 7, 2012
Straight out of Uncle Joe's playbook !

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