I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Because a “transgendered woman” (i.e., a man masquerading as a woman) in Colorado has been denied a free (i.e., taxpayer paid) mammogram, a couple of advocacy groups are petitioning to have such mammograms covered under Obamacare.

Currently, taxpayer funded mammograms are only available to persons lacking a Y chromosome. They are not available to biological males. This is viewed as “irrational discrimination” by the advocacy groups.

I’m reminded of a phrase coined by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Defining deviancy down.”

6 thoughts on “I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

  1. It’s an irrational exclusion, if anyone at all is to be covered by federal funds or have tests covered by Obamacare. Men get breast cancer and some are at particular risk. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-breast-cancer/DS00661
    One risk factor is exposure to estrogens. This includes men who take certain prostate medications and not just sex-change patients.

    Routine mammography is not recommended even to many women because of its risks and limitations and potential harmful outcomes not justified by benefit of the test. Screening is one thing, medical suspicion another, but an arbitrary exclusion for sex is irrational and improper.

    Individual risk profiles are what counts.

  2. Don’t take that as any sort of support for Obamamcare. Its one of the top arguments against dependence on such programs – the largest downside is they lead to the debasement of professional medicine into herd management.

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