Colorado Transgender Group Demands Free Mammograms under Obamacare Eventhough Federal Guidance Says Only Women Who are “Genetically Female” are Eligible
So much for the rules …
A Colorado transgender group is demanding free mammograms under the new Obamacare law claiming discrimination, even though current federal guidelines state that only women who are “genetically female” are eligible for subsidized mammograms. even though the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated guidelines to say that woman in their 40′s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, watch Barack Obama claim that it is unfair that transgender and that their civil rights are being violated. Because its all about the free stuff.
News that an uninsured transgender woman in Colorado was denied a free mammogram has prompted two advocacy groups to petition the federal government for equality in screening.
“That is irrational discrimination, plain and simple,” said Harper Jean Tobin, director of policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality.
“Breast-cancer screenings save lives and should be available to all women, period,” added Shane Snowdon, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s health and aging program.
President Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex, including on the basis of gender identity or sex stereotyping,” they wrote Friday in a letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Current federal guidance says that only women who are “genetically female” are eligible for subsidized mammograms.