In a move to provide a “balanced approach” to health care, Medicare is considering a change to covered expenses and may allow sex change operations starting in 2014.
For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations “experimental,” Medicare has opened the door to covering transexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare.
Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in Jan. 1.
The kicker is, if Medicare considers gender reassignment surgery to be medically necessary, and as such, a covered item, carriers offering Obamacare major medical plans will most likely follow suit.
Which will ultimately raise health insurance premiums even more.
So much for “affordable” health insurance.