Transgender veterans still waiting on VA’s promise of surgery options

| June 18, 2022 | 37 Comments

Let’s hope they’re kept waiting forever. How in anyone’s estimation of fiscal responsibility should the VA (i.e. the taxpayer) be on the hook for “gender affirming” surgery? Are they going to provide boob jobs, nose jobs, and Brazilian butt lifts too? All of those will also improve the mental health of the recipients, and likely many of those around them. Unlike the lopadickoffame, which will just make everyone miserable.

From Military Times;

One year after Veterans Affairs officials announced they would take steps to provide gender confirmation surgeries for transgender veterans, no procedures have been completed and none are likely to be scheduled for months to come.

Department officials said they are still going through the rulemaking process, with no stated schedule for its end. VA does not currently provide any gender confirmation surgery options for veterans.

The long timeline following the high-profile announcement of the news last summer — during Pride month — has left some veterans advocates frustrated and worried that the promise may not even be fulfilled.

“The clock is ticking,” said Lindsay Church, executive director of Minority Veterans of America.

“I understand the reasons behind the delay and the desire to make sure it is implemented fully, so it can’t just be overturned by a later administration. But they haven’t even gotten to public comment yet. A half measure on this isn’t going to be enough.”

Last June, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the impetus for VA to offer gender confirmation surgeries was “not only because they are the right thing to do, but because they can save lives.”

He also warned that allowing VA to carry out and pay for the surgeries would require changing department regulations “which will take time.”

The announcement drew praise from Democratic leaders as a sign of increased outreach and inclusion for all veterans. VA officials have estimated that around 4,000 veterans nationwide may be interested in the surgeries.

But the news also drew condemnation from several Republican lawmakers, who said VA leaders were reacting to pressure to be politically correct instead of responding to the actual needs of the veteran community.

Officials have not released an estimate for what the new procedures will cost.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif. — who publicly hailed the announcement last year — said in a statement that he is hopeful the new regulations surrounding the issue can be worked out in coming months.

“VA has been making progress, working behind the scenes to contract with preferred providers and continuing to draft the proposed rule and prepare for a public comment period,” he said.

“As we celebrate Pride month, I hope that VA will begin providing coordinated care to our nation’s transgender veterans by year’s end, so that veterans in need of gender confirmation surgery are not forced to seek lifesaving healthcare outside of the VA health system or navigate prolonged processes to get the care they need.”

Church was more pessimistic.

“It’s starting to feel like it’s never going to move ahead,” Church said. “How long are we going to have to wait for progress?”

Just to prove how mentally ill they are, they don’t just want, but are demanding, to have major cosmetic surgery done by the GOVERNMENT.

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Veterans' Affairs Department

guest
37 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hack Stone

Now that the VA has cleared the backlog of service members with with service related disabilities, they can now laser focus on treating transgender veterans. Legislation has been proposed to have transgender troops given priority at all government facilities, as well as being issued a stunning new wardrobe. It is called The Klinger Act.

Anonymous

Let ’em deal with the VA…

Roh-Dog

I’m halfway in and this just might be the funniest shit I’ve ever seen!
Thank you x 1,000!

I’ve a buddy that works in claims and he’s told me the horror stories, how he gets ‘yelled at’ for ‘taking too much time assessing claims’.

Mother F K the VA

Anonymous

Plus, another reason to avoid the VA… Atlanta VA employee abuses ‘Nam vet on video:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/disturbing-video-shows-atlanta-v-190501834.html

AZRobert

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus and the other 57 genders come out of Uranus.
Cosmology Matters…

Anonymous

comment image

Anonymous

Hey, they have to prove that gender dysphoria is service-connected…

MustangCryppie

Love it! But…

I am SOOOOOO glad that I have my DD-214 and don’t have to deal with this shit!

HMCS(FMF) ret

Whacking off a wiener is “saving lives”?

WTF is going on at the VA?

Roh-Dog

If you’re getting the emails from VA none of this should be a surprise. Shocking? Yeah, but remember who’s Captain* of this ship.

*asterisk added for doubt

Robert Szrama

Hey, don’t forget that other important surgery that the sage of our time was able to Rush into our consciousness the “addadicktome”.

rgr769

That is the most difficult surgery. And the patient usually ends up with a franken-penis. The scars are not pretty, I hear. I guess the tranny could pass them off as an IED or grenade wound with some fabulous POSer hero stories, though.

How about that, a whole new kind of POSer for us to chew on.

poetrooper

Counselor, are you referring to this kind of Franken penis?

comment image

rgr769

Naw, he is just a dickheaded D-rat, aka Stewart Smalley. I am referring to a penis that looks like it was assembled by ol’ Dr. Frankenstein himself, using scraps from a mohel with palsey. One with lotsa stitching scars. A member that would even frighten Frau Blucher.

Hondo

Ah, yes – Al Franken, recipient of the “Stolen 2008 US Senate Election in Minnesota Award”, courtesy of vote fraud (ineligible voters casting ballots).

Last edited 7 days ago by Hondo
CDR D

Yes, that was a prototype run for the future of elections, culminating in the masterpiece of 2020.

A Proud Infidel®™

*In a Stewart Smalley voice*
“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh-darn it, I had enough lawers and lawsuits to steal that election!”

Anonymous

Remember, “find” only enough votes to make it close– 137% of registered voters going your way ain’t believable!

Last edited 7 days ago by Anonymous
Green Thumb

The VA does not have the best track record on surgery.

Kudos to the first clown that steps up and gets this “surgery”.

Guts.

Might want to become a woman but end up with a missing leg or extra penis.

Anonymous

Didn’t want to go there already, but now that they can give me a sex change by mistake I really don’t now.

rgr769

There is a published federal court opinion where a veteran was to have a diseased leg amputated by the VA, but the surgeon removed the wrong leg. The case, I believe it was called Moose v. U.S., was in one of my law school case books as an example of the federal government’s immunity for the intentional tort of battery. The Court of Appeal held there was a battery and not negligence because the veteran had not consented to have his good leg amputated. Thus, the now double amputee was entitled to no compensation, cuz the feds only allowed themselves to be sued for negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act. An example of “sovereign” immunity: “The King can do no wrong.”

Green Thumb

The Tort Claims Act.

Know it well.

The VA uses it as a shield and a sword.

Green Thumb

And being that a surgeon that performs this type of operation is probably not currently in VA employ, they will have to hire in at quite a cost.

That aside, my best guess is that if they cannot find a “Dr. Ballclipper”, they will refer out to local HC facilities. Much like they do now.

But with the specailization required for these procedures, it will cost a hell of a lot more to take this route. Think (and this figure is for abstract purposes only) $100 k vs $500k.

Berliner

Just let the VA doctors try… I’m sure eventually they’ll figure out how to do the procedures. Trial and error, error, error, error, error, success! /s 🙄 

USMCMSgt (Ret)

Yep. I was thinking the exact same thing.

A Proud Infidel®™

I can see it now, “The VA did it and my snatch is crooked!”

rgr769

Aka a Franken-cooch.

Roh-Dog

Took 2.5 years for my buddy to get rotator cuff surgery. His left arm was McCain-status since his second trip to Fallujah.

He about cried when he could use it without pain and lift it above his head.

But all this? Shameful as fk

Last edited 8 days ago by Roh-Dog
David

First knee done at VA and it sucked. Second one, I paid for a civilian doc and it was almost a pleasure in comparison. I praise the civilian, if I ever meet the Baylor intern who VA used I’m gonna bust some teeth. Now I’d have VA work on my junk? That just PROVES trannies are sick.

KoB

Don’t like what The Good Lord issued you? Add to or take away to your heart’s content. Your body, your choice, YOUR BILL. There is a reason that the term “elective surgery” is used. You “elect” to have surgery, you “elect” to pay for it. The VA is playing hell to properly care for true “Service Related” issues. And that should be their primary focus, as was intended originally.

Berliner

Paragraph from the NY Post today:
When Chloe was 12 years old, she decided she was transgender. At 13, she came out to her parents. That same year, she was put on puberty blockers and prescribed testosterone. At 15, she underwent a double mastectomy. Less than a year later, she realized she’d made a mistake — all by the time she was 16 years old.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Nose jobs?????, so check out Mad twists Rock N’ Roll song
“She Got A Nose Job” 1961 Mad Magazine

26Limabeans
jeff LPH 3 63-66

Did you check out “she Got A Nose Job” from Mad magazine Mad twists Rock N’ Roll song1961????

rgr769

Welp, I am not surprised the VA would do such “surgeries,” even though they are really a form of elective “cosmetic” surgery. I have first-hand knowledge of a waste of VA funds for a penile surgery about 25 years ago. A WWII vet who was a REMF (thus no war wound to his junk) was given a penile implant to treat his ED. At the time he was an unmarried resident of a veterans home who was over 80 years old. Someone at the VA thought that surgery made sense and was warranted. The veteran thought he should have the surgery “so [he] could get a girlfriend” and have sex with her.

So, let’s give vets who think they are chicks with dicks a boob job and a dickectomy. An excellent expenditure of taxpayer dollars. That “admiral” should get priority, and I volunteer to do the surgery. I am a doctor after all.
.

rgr769

What is so pathetic about that ugly creature is that it thinks it is really an admiral, in addition to thinking it is a woman.

P.S.: They should all adopt “it” as their pronoun. Thus, alleviating confusion and mispronouncing or whatever they call the crime of the century. Clearly, this makes more sense than using “their and them,” which can be plural.

Stacy0311

Pro tip: Don’t get any surgeries done at the VA. You might come back missing parts and/or with parts that you didn’t order added on.

I think that actually happened in a Richard Pryor movie