The commentators at Fox News will love this one. In 2001, San Francisco became the first city in the country to cover the cost of sex change surgeries for transgender city employees. In 2007, it became the first city in the country to provide health care for all uninsured residents through its Healthy San Francisco program. Now, San Francisco is combining those firsts into yet another pioneering move by becoming the first city in the country to cover the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for its uninsured residents. The Department of Public Health has long been on the cutting edge
Comments: How long until the city collapses under its own weight?
Good grief. You know what they say about California - the place is a big bowl of Granola. What ain´t fruits and nuts is flakes.
There was a recent story regarding a ´transgendered´ youth who underwent surgery - and a year down the road decided to return to OEM equipment. One wonders how many mental uncertainty episodes the San Francisco plan covers? But of course it´s intolerant to count ´em...
Excuse me Lucianne for violating your rules, but what is the meaning of gender reassignment? If a boy gets a part removed and it is applied to a girl, are both of them reassigned? I´m a very senior citizen and am somewhat confused.
So, if I knew someone who wanted this particular procedure, I´d tell them to move to SF. Do they actually think they won´t be inundated with surgery tourists? Sure all those people will move there for whatever time they need to in order to be eligible, but that doesn´t mean they´ll be productive. Or helpful.
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I swear, just when I think that things can´t be any more bizarre they are. I personally know someone who is in this situation. I like the guy very much and in many ways, he´s a good person but he does have a screw loose. I pray for him.
I live in San Francisco and I can tell you this decision is far from popular. While SF will pay for gender reassignment forget it if you have cataracts, need a new knee, etc. Just another example of the special interests perks vs taxpayers wishes...
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