President Trump to Reinstate Military Ban on Transgender Individuals

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    On tangent here, is there any research/info available on Transgender Medical Costs vs. Male or Females or any other group of people?
    Trump bars transgender people from serving 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military - LA Times

    I can't quote the article but Pentagon did a study and it said it would increase healthcare for military between $2.4 million to $8.4 million. They estimate 6,640 transgender currently serving. Hormone therapy and gender transition surgery was covered under the policy which they estimate between 25 and 130 surgeries a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Who cares? These people are sacrificing for the safety of our country.
    I am trying to look at the economics of the decision separate from any feelings anyone has.

    We elected a businessman as the President, he is going to make business decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I am trying to look at the economics of the decision separate from any feelings anyone has.

    We elected a businessman as the President, he is going to make business decisions.
    Well in that case lets ban women as well. I'd guess the medical costs for them is more than males.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Well in that case lets ban women as well. I'd guess the medical costs for them is more than males.
    Okay, I guess I am not allowed to ask questions in an attempt to understand.

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    I am okay with this decision. If I were in the military, I would not like my life relying on someone who is facing mental and physical issues related to being transgender.

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    I think it's a fair question to ask if costs for transition surgery should be covered, however I think that and their ability to serve in the military are two completely separate issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Okay, I guess I am not allowed to ask questions in an attempt to understand.
    Well of course you can. You said look at it from the economics point of view. If everything is going to be that black and white then that should be on the table as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Well of course you can. You said look at it from the economics point of view. If everything is going to be that black and white then that should be on the table as well.
    They by all means start a thread on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I am trying to look at the economics of the decision separate from any feelings anyone has.

    We elected a businessman as the President, he is going to make business decisions.
    Stop it.

    The only business decision that was made here was trying to deflect the attention away from the real issues his administration is failing to properly handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I am okay with this decision. If I were in the military, I would not like my life relying on someone who is facing mental and physical issues related to being transgender.
    A very fair point.

    Anytime anyone is facing mental and physical issues they are not fit for combat and frankly they are very dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Stop it.

    The only business decision that was made here was trying to deflect the attention away from the real issues his administration is failing to properly handle.
    Sounds like issues for another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    They by all means start a thread on it.
    In my mind that's part of this thread. I guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Well in that case lets ban women as well. I'd guess the medical costs for them is more than males.
    While we're getting rid of women, let's get rid of African American males as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    While we're getting rid of women, let's get rid of African American males as well.
    Ok, now you got me. Why do African American males have higher medical costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    They by all means start a thread on it.
    How is questioning whether we should kick women out of the military because of medical costs not the exact same topic as transgender folks? Why does it need another thread?

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