President Trump has won a victory in the Supreme Court by they recent decision to uphold his ban on transgender persons from entering or remaining in the U.S. military. Citing that the majority of the problems faced with allowing transgender persons to enter or remain in the military is the expensive process often times associated with the gender reassignment surgeries that go with them. While there are still injunctions going through lower courts, this decision will likely stand as law of the land. A landmark victory in an area of the grand social experiment that should never have been. The U.S. military is not the place for this type of event. With a cost of about $75,000.00 per service member for the surgical and post surgical care in addition to their already free care, was a cost burden that President Trump was advised by the Palm Center Group was not conducive to a cost effective military. President Trump, who ran on a promise to “trim fat” off the military while making it stronger, often times cites Former President Obama’s apparent lack of support for the military and reduction in America’s readiness. The ongoing care of a veteran who received gender reassignment is approximately $700 a year. This is often times for the life of the veteran as the medical care began while in the service and as such can be claimed by the member upon leaving for reimbursement through local VA centers.
Written by Shaemus