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  •  seven insurers (0+ / 0-)


    that's who covers transgender treatment:

    http://www.hrc.org/...

    the rest do not.

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 11:19:19 AM PDT

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    •  And your point... (0+ / 0-)

      (apart from bigotry being widespread) is.....?

      Or were you actually trying to say that it's not bigotry to cover things like viagra and wart removal while not covering a medical condition for which a third of its sufferers will try to kill themselves at least once in their life?

      And also, since when does twelve equal seven?  And where does it say the list is exhaustive?

      Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

      by Rei on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 12:31:20 PM PDT

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      •  I'll repeat (0+ / 0-)


        Manning was not singled out to be denied treatment.  There is no covered treatment for anyone in the military for gender dysphoria.

        The diary, and subsequent comments, imply that somehow Manning was being singled out and mistreated, but the fact is no one in the military receives coverage for this treatment so it's not a Manning issue.  Portraying it as some sort of punishment in addition to the punishment Manning has been convicted of is simply not true.

        "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

        by louisev on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 12:35:20 PM PDT

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        •  Re (1+ / 0-)
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          There is no covered treatment for anyone in the military for gender dysphoria.
          Which. Is. The. Problem.

          What part of this is difficult?

          Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

          by Rei on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:17:22 PM PDT

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          •  portraying it as peculiar or different (0+ / 0-)


            for Manning is not accurate.  What part of THAT is difficult?

            "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

            by louisev on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 01:21:28 PM PDT

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            •  I don't see the diarist doing that at all. (0+ / 0-)

              And I'm confused as to how you do.

              Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

              by Rei on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:44:43 PM PDT

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