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U. Arkansas Suspends Health Plan Coverage of ‘Gender Transition’

U. Arkansas Suspends Health Plan Coverage of ‘Gender Transition’

“The plan will cover services received on or before March 6”

This was apparently going to be covered by Obamacare but has been put on hold.

Arkansas Online reports:

University of Arkansas suspends planned gender transition health coverage

The University of Arkansas System has suspended gender transition health care coverage for employees that was slated to start this year under the Affordable Care Act.

To comply with rules added to the federal health care law last year, university officials decided to implement coverage for “gender dysphoria” beginning Jan. 1, 2017, according to an email sent to employees.

The term is used by national medical associations for people who experience distress about the sex they were assigned at birth but with which they no longer identify.

But in December, a Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction against the regulation that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in health care, saying it violates existing law.

Citing that decision, officials wrote in an email to staff that the university “will suspend gender dysphoria coverage pending the final legal outcome of the injunction or further clarification of the ACA coverage guidelines.”

The plan will cover services received on or before March 6 of this year, the email noted.

Uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act is “challenging for both health plans and for plan participants,” especially with issues such as gender-dysphoria that involve long-term treatment, the email stated.

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“…assigned at birth…” That phrase make me wild. Sex is determined at the moment of conception not ASSIGNED. Pure chance which sperm makes it through the egg barrier. If that little sperm has an X chromosome it makes a little girl when united with the egg, if it has the Y chromosome it produces a little girl. Ever cell in the human body contains either an XX configuration or an XY configuration. You are male throughout your body or you are female throughout your body. If you have any doubts you need to see a shrink.

“Assigned at Birth” is a lie of the biggest order.

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