GOP Poised To Strip Medically Necessary Care For Transgender Troops

Thousands of transgender people serve in the military. The House is set to vote to deny them hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.

Written by Jennifer BenderyWASHINGTON ― Late Wednesday night, Republicans on the House Rules Committee quietly OK’d an amendment to the 2018 national defense authorization bill that would deny medically necessary health care to transgender people in the military.The amendment, proposed by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), would prevent transgender military personnel from getting medical treatment such as hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery. There are as many as 6,630 transgender people ...