Comments to the VA re Trans Surgery

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering changing its medical benefits package to begin covering sex-reassignment surgery – an elective surgery on the healthy organs of healthy individuals.  They have requested comments on this change and we urge you to speak out on behalf of veterans.

The VA has noted that “any addition to the medical benefits package will have an associated cost and burden on existing specialists, especially urological and vascular surgeons and other highly trained specialists who are already in short supply nationwide.” 

Limited resources and funds should be allocated based on medical need and, after analyzing numerous studies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has refused to label sex-reassignment surgery as medically necessary.


The military should not be subject to social experimentation and engineering and such experimentation and engineering should not bleed over into the care of veterans.

Please comment online by midnight tomorrow (9/7) when the comment period closes.

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