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2020 Democrat Wants To Force Taxpayers To Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery

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Democratic presidential candidates are fighting with all their political might to out-liberal and out-spend each other when it comes to extreme policy proposals.

And New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may have taken the cake, at least for the time being.

On Sunday, the low-polling de Blasio (0.5 percent on Monday, according to RealClearPolitics) attempted to pander to the transgender community by suggesting that their “medical needs,” which I’ll spare you by not going into detail, is something that would be covered under his proposed “Medicare for All” plan.

“Absolutely. We have to respect everyone’s medical needs,” de Blasio said in response to a reporter who at the New York City WorldPride march if this elective procedure would be covered, according to National Review.

“If someone needs a surgery to be full and to live their life fully — the idea is a health-care system that actually serves everyone to the fullest, not a health-care system that rations and causes people to struggle to get just a little health care,” he said.

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According to National Review, de Blasio is the first Democratic presidential contender to publicly take the position that gender-reassignment surgery should be classified as a medical necessity for transgender individuals.

It would allow those people to get an operation through a taxpayer-funded program, as opposed to through supplemental plans under private insurance.

Should taxpayers be forced to pay for transgender surgeries?

The suggestion came only days after Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro said on the Democratic debate stage in Miami that he would cover abortions for biological men who transition to women under his own version of the Medicare for All plan. (Never mind that even a pregnancy for such individuals is impossible with current technology.)

“I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom, I believe in reproductive justice. What that means is, just because a woman or, let’s also not forget, someone in the trans community — a trans female — is poor does not mean they should not have the ability to exercise that right to choose,” said Castro.

In Democrats’ pursuit to not offend anyone, they’re actually offending many.

For example, conservatives are offended at how Democrats seem to care so little about the value of taxpayer dollars.

This country simply cannot take on something like Medicare for All — it’s impractical and unaffordable. According to Fox News, some estimates have the plan costing upwards of $32 trillion.

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It might work in a small country with an overall healthy population, but it would be an economic disaster for a country as large as the United States. But those who follow liberal candidates love to hear the word “free” and have absolutely no idea, nor do they care, how such programs would be paid for.

I honestly believe that many of them, especially the younger, wannabe socialist crowd, think the U.S. government can print infinite amounts of money at will, with no sense of what it would mean for the economy.

Imagine the millions of Americans currently enjoying their private health insurance only to have it ripped away and then forced to use a government-provided solution?

Now imagine living under a system like that and being forced to pay for transgendered people to have surgeries and similar procedures that a sizable part of the country finds objectionable?

In addition, what kind of country will we have become if we resort to funding abortion clinics and surgeons that would take advantage of transgender people?

It’s disgusting how the left — particularly politicians like de Blasio, who run cities with higher transgender populations — ignore the reality of gender dysphoria and the fact that these people tend to need therapy, not surgeries.

It appears as if the Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election will say or do just about anything to grab a quick headline or a boost in polling data.

My only hope is that the moderate voters see through their attempts to pander to specific communities, as de Blasio is doing with the LGBT crowd.

It’s lazy, ridiculous and a clear sign that he’s desperate for any bump he can manage to get.

Medicare for All, especially a version that forces taxpayers to pay for gender reassignment, shouldn’t even be an option on the table.

The last entity on the planet that I want making decisions about my health care is the U.S. government.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
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