Biden and Warren Call for Taxpayer-Funded Transgender Surgery
Presidential candidates weigh in on sex reassignment surgeries at LGBTQ forum GLAAD
Speaking at the LGBTQ forum GLAAD, Biden and Warren spoke about taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgeries, Voc reported.
The former vice president promised to make transgender surgery legal under Obamacare.
“It does cover the surgery. It does cover transgender people,” he said.
“It does cover across the board. …
"Every LGBTQ person, as well as anyone else, should be able to have full health care without any limitations.”
“No doctor can deny you. No hospital can tell you can’t get the service,” the former vice president added.
“It is simply against the law when I’m president.”
Warren also weighed in on support for ts taxpayer-funded transgender surgery.
The Gazette’s Lyz Lenz reminded she did not support surgery for transgender inmates back in 2012.
Warren said in 2012, “I have to say, I don’t think it’s a good use of taxpayer dollars.”
Lenz also noted Warren changed her tune in January.
“You just said we have to get everyone on board. How do we even do that?” the moderator asked.
“The way I think about this in America — equal means equal and that is true everywhere,” Warren said.
“It’s true in the workplace, it’s true in marriage, and it’s true in health care," she said.
"And we have to be willing to get out there and fight for it. It’s true for people who are straight. It’s true for people who are gay, bi, trans, intersex. It’s true for everyone.”
“Medicare for all is not something that goes through the states," she added.
"This is a direct commitment from the federal government to every single person in this country that you will have the full range of health care services that you need,” the Massachusetts senator continued.