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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Xtrozero
LOL I think you mean:
Sex change surgery is expensive. The cost for male to female reassignment is $7,000 to $24,000. The cost for female to male reassignment can exceed $50,000.
What medical costs and disruption do transgender individuals cause in the military? ...
$8.4 million out of an estimated Defense Department expense of $50 billion. That’s approximately 0.017%
Using private health insurance claims, the cost of gender-related care for trans service members would be $2.4 to $8.4 million annually, out of Defense Department healthcare expenditures of $49.3 billion in 2014
For argument’s sake, let’s increase all of those potential numbers and say that all 7000 trans service members will seek transition care that interferes with their ability to serve. Let’s say that “transition” costs $40,000 per person. That’s $280 million. Still out of a Defense Department healthcare estimate of $50 billion for a percentage of 0.56% and remember, I grossly inflated all of those numbers and the percentage is still miniscule. The actual scientific study’s highest estimate comes to 0.017%
This post and others referred to a Feb. 13, 2015, Military Times analysis of Defense Health Agency data that showed in 2014, the Pentagon spent $84.24 million on 1.18 million prescriptions for eight different erectile dysfunction drugs like Cialis and Levitra. That accounts for the comparison being 10 times higher than the RAND Corp.’s high-end estimate of $8.2 million.