Earlier this week the Pentagon admitted that a U.S. Military member underwent a sex reassignment surgery, which American tax money paid for.
Buzzfeed reported: “Pentagon confirms an active-duty military member received sex-reassignment surgery today, and it will pay for the procedure for the first time.”
A Defense Department spokesman deemed the operation “medically necessary” because, “Military hospitals do not have the surgical expertise to perform this type of surgery, therefore it was conducted in a private hospital.”
“Since this service member had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency. The Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with the Department’s interim guidance on transgender service members.”