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Illinois Proposes Taxpayers Pay for Some Gender Reassignment Surgeries

If there’s one thing the far left has excelled at, it’s making you pay for its radical policies, whether or not it has the money for it. In Illinois, a state known for its persistent fiscal troubles, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services recently announced its intention to begin covering gender reassignment surgeries under the state’s Medicaid program.

In a press release, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker claimed the new policy is “cost effective, helps avoid long-term health consequences, and most importantly, is the right thing to do.”

The department has yet to finalize the new policy. After a public comment period, the agency expects the new policy to be in place this summer. The announcement claims the new policy will allow individuals 21 years and older with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria to access taxpayer-funded surgery in an attempt to change a person’s gender.

Gender dysphoria is a real mental health illness. Anyone struggling with gender dysphoria ought to seek counseling to help them get at the root of their mental health struggles, and hopefully find peace with their God-given bodies. […]

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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